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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



ANNUAL REPORT 
YEAR ENDING JANUARY 11, 1898 

♦ ♦♦♦♦♦ 




THE 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



For the Financial Year Ending January 11, 1898 




Andover, Mass. 
THE ANDOVER PRESS 

1898 






CONTENTS. 



Abatement of Taxes, 48 

Almshouse, 64 

Personal Property at, 65 

Relief out of, 60 

Remaining in, 64 

Repairs at, 59 

Anniversary, 250th, 45 

Assessors' Report, 74 

Assets, 75 

Auditors' Certificate, 82 

Board of Health, 96 

Bonds, Redemption of, 46 

Cemetery Com., Report of, 7o 

Chief Engineer's Report, 66 

Chief of Police, Report, 68 

Cities and Towns, 62 

Collector's Account, 73 

Commonwealth, 61 

Cornell Fund, 81 

County Tax, 48 

Dog Tax, 48 

Drinking Fountain, 47 

Dump, Care of, 46 

Fire Alarm, 44 

Fire Department, 42 

Hay Scales, 4 7 

Highways and Bridges, 28 

Highway Surveyor, 37 

Horses and Drivers, 39 
Horses and Drivers, Earnings, 53 

Insurance, 49 

Interest on Notes and Funds, 48 

Liabilities, 75 

Librarian's Report, 110 

Lunatic Hospitals, 62 

Macadam Roads, 36 
Memorial Hall Trustees' 

Report, 105 



Memorial Day, 


45 


Military Aid, 


51 


Miscellaneous, 


52 


Notes discounted, 


49 


Notes paid, 


49 


Overseers of Poor, 


57 


Park Commission, 


47 


Printing and Stationery, 


45 


Punchard Free School, 


98 


Representative Fund, 


63 


Ridge Street, 


35 


Schedule of Town Property, 


56 


School-houses, 


24 


Schools, 


21 


School Books and Supplies, 


26 


Selectmen's Account, 


21 


Sewer Commissioners' Report, 


83 


Sidewalks, 


33 


Sinking Fund, 


45 


Snow, Removal of, 


31 


Soldier's Relief, 


61 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


46 


State Aid 


50 


State Highway, 


47 


State Tax, 


48 


Street Lighting, 


47 


Summary of Appropriations 




and Receipts, 


54 


Summary of Selectmen's Orders 


, 55 


Town House, 


42 


Town Meetings, 


5 


Town Officers, 


40 


Town Warrant, 


101 


Treasurer's Account, 


75 


Waterworks maintenance, 


45 


Watering Carts, 


45 








ERRATA. 



Page 3. 

Engineers of Fire Department. 

LEWIS T. HARDY, Chief, GEORGE D. LAWSON, Clerk 
ANDREW McTERNEN, ALLAN SIMPSON, 

LOUIS A. DANE. 



School Committee. 

Mrs. ELIZABETH HINCKS, 
Should be Mrs. ELLA S. MORRILL, 

Page 42. 

Burns & Crowley, repairs on flag, 
Should be Hardy & Cole, repairs, 



Term expires 1898 
" " 1898 

$25 44 
25 44 



TOWN OFFICERS, 1897. 



Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of Poor. 

ARTHUR BLISS, Term expires March, 1899 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, " " " 1900 

JOHN S. STARK, Secretary, " " " 1898 

Town Clerk and Tax Collector. 
ABRAHAM MARLAND. 

Town Treasurer. 
GEORGE A. PARKER. 

School Committee. 

J. NEWTON COLE, Chairman, 
Mrs. LIZZIE A. WILSON, 
Mrs. ELIZABETH HINCKS, 
THOMAS DAVID, 
GEORGE D. PETTEE, 
WILLIAM SHAW, 
JOHN ALDEN, 
JOHN N. COLE, 
WILLIAM ODLIN, 

Superintendent of Schools. 

G. E- JOHNSON. 

Water Commissioners. 

JOHN H. FLINT, Chairman, Term expires March, 1899 

FELIX G. HAYNES, Secretary, " " " 1900 

JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD, « " « 1898 

Waterworks Superintendent. 
JOHN E. SMITH. 

Engineers of Fire Department. 
LEWIS T. HARDY, Chief, GEORGE D. LAWSON, Clerk 
ANDREW McTERNEN, NATHAN E. MEARS. 



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Superintendent of Streets. 
GEORGE W. CHANDLER, Term expires 1898 

Board of Health. 

ARTHUR BLISS, Chairman, Term expires 1898 

CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M. D., Secretary, " " 1899 

HOWELL F. WILSON, « « 1900 

Sewer Commissioners. 

WILLIAM S. JENKINS, Chairman, Term expires 1900 

JOHN L. SMITH, <• « 1899 

JOHN E. SMITH, " « 1898 

Chief of Police. 
GEORGE W. MEARS. Appointed. 

Constables. 

BARNETT ROGERS, WILLIAM L. FRYE, 

JOHN H. CLINTON. 

Trustees of Memorial Hall. 

GEORGE W. FOSTER, Term expires 1903 

GEO. H. TORR, " " 1899 

C. C. CARPENTER, " " 1900 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, " " 1901 

FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, " " 1902 

JOSEPH A. SMART, " " 1898 

E. KENDALL JENKINS, " " 1904 

Trustees of Punchard Free School. — Term expires 1898. 

GEORGE H. POOR, SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL 

HORACE H. TYER, MYRON E. GUTTERSON, 

GEORGE A. PARKER. 

Auditors. 

CHARLES B. JENKINS, GEORGE A. HIGGINS, 

LOUIS A. DANE. 



TOWN MEETINGS 



Annual Town Meeting, March 1, 1897. 

WARRANT. 

ESSEX, SS: To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover. Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
Town of Andover, qualified to vote in town affairs, to meet 
and assemble at the Town House, in said Andover, on Mon- 
day, the First day of March, 1897, at Nine o'clock, A. M., to 
act on the following Articles, namely : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2d. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector 
of Taxes, One member of the Board of Selectmen, Assessors 
and Overseers of the Poor for three years, one member of the 
Board of Health for three years, three members of the School 
Committee for three years, and one member for one year, 
one Water Commissioner for three years, one Trustee of the 
Memorial Hall for seven years, one Sewer Commissioner for 
three years, one or more Auditors of Accounts, Park Com- 
missioners, Constables, Fence Viewers, Field Drivers, Sur- 
veyors of Lumber, Highway Surveyor, Trustees of Cornell 
Fund, Fire Wards, a Pound Keeper, and any other officers 
the town may determine to choose. 



Article 3d. — To take action on the following question : 
" Shall Licenses be granted for the Sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this town 't " 

Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for Schools, School-Houses, School Books and 
Supplies, Highways and Bridges, Sidewalks. Removing Snow, 
Horses and Drivers, Town Officers, Town House, Hay Scales, 
Fire Department, Insurance, Street Lighting, Printing and 
Stationery, Memorial Day, State Aid, Military Aid, Water- 
works, Interest, State Tax, County Tax, Abatement of Taxes, 
Almshouse Expenses, Repairs on Almshouse, Relief out of 
Almshouse, Spring Grove Cemetery, and other town charges 
and expenses. 

Article 5th. — To see if the Town will authorize the con- 
struction of a fire alarm system and appropriate a sum of 
money therefor on petition of Engineers. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will discontinue the cut- 
ting of wood and removal of gravel from its land on Indian 
Ridge, so called for the coming year, on petition of Albert 
Poor and eight others. 

Article 7th. — To see if the Town will hold its land on In- 
dian Ridge, so called as a forest reservation, on condition 
that the adjoining land bonded to the Indian Ridge committee 
be obtained by private subscription, and devoted to the same 
object before the Annual Town Meeting in 1898, on petition 
of Albert Poor and ten others. 

Article 8th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to place electric lights on Mineral Street, near New 
Street of Peter D. Smith, one on Abbott Street near residence 
of T. D. Thomson, and one on South Main Street near resi- 
dence of Chas. H. Forbes. 

Article 9th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for a steam fire engine, on petition of Engineers. 



Article 10th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to continue the concrete sidewalk on the southerly 
side of the plot near the station, on petition of the Village 
Improvement Society. 

Article 11th. — To see if the Town will adopt the provisions 
of Chapter 186 of the Legislative Acts of the year 1895, re- 
lating to the street watering, and determine the area of such 
watering, and appropriate a sum of money for the purchase 
of watering carts or wagons. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will purchase for a park 
the Richardson land (situated north of the Punchard School 
grounds) and what sum cf money they will appropriate there- 
for, on petition of Wm. S. Jenkins and others. 

Article 13th. — To see if the Town will accept Ridge Street 
as laid *out by the Selectmen and appropriate a sum of money 
for constructing the same. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will appropriate money 
sufficient to place a suitable drinking fountain, for man and 
beast, on Andover Hill near the terminus of the electric car 
line, on a petition of Egbert C. Smyth and ten others. 

Article 15th. — To act on the reports of Town officers. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will accept the list of 
names for Jurors prepared by the Selectmen. 

Article 17th. — To fix the pay of the Firemen for the 
ensuing year. 

Article 18th. — To determine the method of collecting 
taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 19th. — To determine the disposition of unex- 
pended appropriations. 

Article 20th. — To authorize the Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the Town, in anticipation of taxes upon the 
approval of the Selectmen. 



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Article 21st. — To determine the amount of money to be 
raised by taxation the ensuing year. 

Article 22d. — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting 

Hereof fail not. and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this the Thirteenth 
day of February, in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and ninety-seven. 

ARTHUR BLISS, j Selectmen 

SAM'L H. BOUTWELL. [ of 
JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of An- 
dover qualified to vote in town affairs, convened at the Town 
House in said Andover. on the 1st day of March, 1897, at 
nine o'clock in the forenoon, agreeably to the requirements 
of the foregoing Warrant, and after reading part thereof by 
the Clerk it was 

Voted, To dispense with the further reading of the War- 
rant. 

The Officers Return was read. 
Took up Article 1. 

Chose George H. Poor, Moderator, by ballot, he receiving 
all of the four votes cast 

Voted. To close the polls at two o'clock, p. m. 

Voted, To elect three Auditors. 

Voted, To elect three Constables. 

Voted, That the terms of office of the Park Commissioners 
to be chosen at this meeting shall be for three years, two 
years, and one year, respectively, in the order in which they 
are named on the printed ballot ; and that hereafter there 



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shall be chosen at each animal meeting one park commission- 
er for a terra of three years, and that vacancies in said board 
may be filled at any annual meeting. 

The Moderator appointed Arthur Bliss, Samuel H. Bout- 
well, and John S. Stark tellers to check the names of voters 
for Town Officers, and Barnett Rogers teller to check names 
and count License votes, and they were all duly sworn by 
him to the faithful performance of their duty. 

At ten minutes past nine the polls were opened and the 
meeting proceeded to ballot for Town Officers, and to vote 
upon the Liquor License question. 

Article 2 and 3 were taken up and voted upon to- 
gether. 

The Standard ballot box failed to work properly and was 
laid aside, an open box being substituted therefor in taking 
the vote on the Liquor License question. 

The polls were closed at 2 o'clock p.m. 

The Moderator appointed George TV. Foster, Colver J. 
Stone, and Frank EL Hardy tellers to count votes for Town 
Officers, and they were duly sworn to the faithful performance 
of their duty ; Barnett Rogers counted the Liquor License 
vote. 

The whole number of votes cast was 612 

Necessary for a choice where there were two or more 

candidates for the same office. 307 

For Town Clerk and Collector of Taxes : 

Abraham Marl and had 612 

For Town Treasurer: 

George A. Parker had 610 

For Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of Poor. 
Samuel H. Bout well had 602 

For Board of Health, — 3 years : 

Arthur Bliss had 611 



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For School Committee, — 3 years : 

J. Newton Cole had 610 

William Shaw had 611 

George D. Pettee had 611 

For Member of School Committee, — 1 year : 

Mrs. Ella S. Morrill had 609 

Mrs. E. Y. Hincks had 1 

For Water Commissioner, — 3 years : 

Felix G. Haynes had 612 

For Trustee of Memorial Hall, — 7 years : 

E. Kendall Jenkins had 612 

For Sewer Commissioner, — 3 years : 

William S. Jenkins had 610 



George A. Higgins had 


608 


Louis A. Dane had 


608 


Charles B. Jenkins had 


610 


For Park Commissioners: 




Albert Poor for 3 years had 


607 


Wm. G. Goldsmith for 2 years had 


611 


Frank S. Mills for 1 year had 


607 


For Constables : 




George W. Mears had 


607 


William H. Sleath had 


611 


William L. Frye had 


608 


John H. Clinton had 


1 


For Fence Viewers : 




Michael T. Welch had 


609 


William H. Carter had 


612 


Charles G. Hussey had 


611 


John Pray had 


1 


For Highway Surveyor : 




George W. Chandler had 


364 


Joseph T. Love joy had 


246 



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All the foregoing officers elected were chosen by ballot, 
the check list being used. 

And the Moderator declared — 

Abraham Marland elected Town Clerk and Collector of 
Taxes. 

George A. Parker elected Town Treasurer. 

Samuel H. Boutwell elected Selectman, Assessor and 
Overseer of the Poor for three years. 

Arthur Bliss elected Board of Health for three years. 

J. Newton Cole, William Shaw, and George D. Pettee, 
elected School Committee for three years. 

Mrs. Ella S. Morrill elected School Committee for one year. 

Felix G. Haynes elected Water Commissioner for three 
years. 

E. Kendall Jenkins elected Trustee of Memorial Hall for 
seven years. 

William S. Jenkins elected Sewer Commissioner for three 
years. 

George A. Higgins, Louis A. Dane, and Charles B. 
Jenkins, elected Auditors of Accounts. 

Albert Poor, William G. Goldsmith, and Frank S. Mills, 
elected Park Commissioners. 

George W. Mears, William B. Sleath, and William L. Frye 
elected Constables. 

Michael T. Welch, William H. Carter, and Charles G. 
Hussey, elected Fence Viewers. 

George W. Chandler elected Highway Surveyor. 

The result of the vote on the Liquor License question was 
declared by the Moderator to be as follows : 

" Yes," 140. « No," 265. Total, 405. 

Chose Field Drivers : Charles Greene, John L. Noyes, 
J. Warren Mooar, William H. Tucker. 



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Chose Surveyors of Lumber : Charles Greene, Joshua H. 
Chandler, George P. Pillsbury, Charles G. Hussey, William 
H. Carter, Frank E. Gleason, Joseph W. Clark, Charles H. 
Marland, Edward S. Hardy, George W. Chandler, John B. 
Jenkins. 

Chose as Pound Keeper : Superintendent of the Town 
Farm, and 

Voted, That the town barn and barn yard be the pound. 

Chose Trustees of Cornell Fund: Frank E. Gleason, for 
three years ; Joseph A. Smart, for two years ; Charles Greene, 
for one year. 

Chose Forest Fire Wards : Walter S. Donald, John B. 
Jenkins, Joshua H. Chandler, Edward S. Hardy. 

Moved. That Fire Wards receive fifty cents per hour. 
The motion was lost. 81, yea ; 89, nay. 

Voted, to reconsider the last vote. 

Voted, That Fire Wards receive fifty cents per hour and 
their assistants twenty-five cents per hour. 

Voted, That separate and distinct account of macadamized 
road be kept and put into Town Report, so that it may be 
seen what each piece cost. 

Voted, To establish a sinking fund to pay notes due Me- 
morial Hall Trustees, and appropriated one hundred and 
fifty dollars therefor. 

Took up Article 4. 

Voted, To appropriate the following stated sums of money : 

Schools, $20,000 

School-houses, 2,500 

School Books and Supplies, 1,500 

Macadamized Roads. 4,000 

Repairs on Highways and Bridges, 3,400 



Amount carried forward, $31,400 



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Amount brought forward, 


$31,400 


Sidewalks ($1000 of which to be expended under 




" betterment act") 


1,500 


Removing Snow, 


500 


Town Officers, 


5,000 


Town House, 


1,000 


Water-works, maintenance, 


4,400 


Sinking Fund, 


675 


Fire Department, including new hose and repairs, 


3,200 


Horses and Drivers, 


3,000 


Street Lighting, 


4,100 


Printing and Stationery, 


700 


Spring Grove Cemetery (also proceeds of sale 




of lots), 


200 


Memorial Day, 


200 


State Aid, 


1,600 


Military Aid, 


300 


Expenses of Almshouse, 


4,000 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


5,000 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


500 


State Tax, 


5,000 


County Tax, 


5,000 


Abatement of Taxes, 


300 


Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 


9,500 


Insurance, 


500 


Hay Scales, 


50 


Miscellaneous, 


1,500 


Drinking Fountain (see Art. 14), 


125 


Fire Alarm (see Art. 5), 


2,500 


Sinking Fund to pay Memorial Hall note, 


150 


Park Commissioners (see vote on Art. 22), 


200 


Ridge Street Improvement (see vote on Art. 




10 and 13), 


600 


Watering Carts, 


800 




$93,500 



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Took up Article 5. 

Voted, To appropriate $2500 for construction of Fire 
Alarm System. 

Took up Article 6. 

This article was not carried. The vote stood, yes, 75 ; no, 
161, 

Moved to reconsider ; motion not carried. 

The Article reads. — To see if the town will discontinue 
the cutting of wood and removal of gravel from its land on 
Indian Ridge, so called, for the coming year, on petition of 
Albert Poor and eight others. 

Took up Article 7. 

To see if the town will hold its land on Indian Ridge, so 
called, as a forest reservation, etc. (see Article in Warrant) 
Decided in the negative without a count. 

Took up Article 8. 

Voted, To appropriate 1100 to place electric lights on 
Mineral Street near new street of Peter D. Smith, one on 
Abbot Street near residence of T. D. Thomson, and one on 
South Main Street near residence of Charles H. Forbes. 

Voted, To appropriate forty-one hundred dollars for elec- 
tric lights, including above, and for the purpose of keeping 
street lights burning until 12.30 A. M. 

Took up Article 9. 

To see if the town will appropriate a sum of money for a 
steam fire engine. Decided in the negative. 

Took up Article 10. 
Deferred consideration until after Article 13. 



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Took up Article 11. 

Voted, To accept provisions of Chapter 186 of the Legis- 
lative Acts of 1895, relating to street watering, and deter- 
mine the area of such watering, and appropriate 1800 for 
the purchase of watering carts ; that the Selectmen deter- 
mine the limits of streets to be watered, and that the pro- 
ceeds of assessments be added to highway appropriation. 

Took up Article 12. 

Voted, That the Park Commissioners be requested to pro- 
cure estimates of the cost of taking or purchasing for the 
purposes of a public park the tract of land bounded by Bart- 
lett Street, Whittier Street, and Chestnut Street, and report 
the same at the next annual meeting. 

Took up Article 13. 

i Voted, To accept Ridge Street as laid out by the Select- 
men, and appropriate not exceeding six hundred dollars for 
construction of same and that Highway Surveyor put curb- 
ing on other boundary where bank joins School Street. 

Took up Article 14. 

Voted, To appropriate $125 to place a suitable drinking 
fountain for man and beast on Andover Hill, near the termi- 
nus of the electric car line. 

Took up Article 15. 
Voted, To accept the reports of the Town Officers. 

Took up Article 16. 

Voted, To erase the following names from the Jury List, 
at the request of the persons : George A. Christie, Thomas 
A. Mathews and Thomas W. Piatt. 



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Voted, To accept the Jury List 

Abbott, Allen F. 
Abbott, Warren G. 
Abbot, Edward F. 
Abbot, Stephen E. 
Anderson, Frank H. 
Anderson, James 
Bailey, Samuel H. 
Billington, Charles F. 
Blunt, Charles C. 
Bodwell, Lewis F. 
Boutwell, Edward W. 
Bout well, Samuel H. 
Bowman, Charles 
Boynton, Henry 
Brown, George A. 
Caffrey, Owen F. 
Caldwell, Albert W. 
Carter, William H. 
Carpenter, Charles C. 
Chandler, Joshua H. 
Cole, Joseph F. 
Daley, James E. 
Daley, Patrick J. m 

Dane, Louis A. 
Davey, John 
Dear, Alexander 
Dodson, Richard J. 
Donald, Walter S. 
Erving, Abbott 
Farnham, Moses L. 
Flint, James S. 
Foster, Frank M. 
Grosvenor, James 



i amended, here following 

Hackett, William H. 
Hanson, Eugene A. 
Hardy, Fred. S. 
Haynes, Bancroft T. 
Hay ward, Henry A. 
Hayward, Henry M. 
Hoffman, Carl 
Holt, Ballard 
Jowett, William H. 
Keeland, John E. 
Kibbee, Charles E. 
Livingston, William 
Lovejoy, Stephen A. 
Lowd, Joseph H. 
McDermitt, Charles 
Mooar, J. Warren 
Moody, A. Herbert 
Moulton, Charles N. 
Neal. Horace F. 
Newman, Henry J. 
O'Connell, Arthur F. 
Phelps, Frank C. 
Poor, Daniel H. 
Putnam, James N. 
Riley, Lawrence F, 
Stack, John, Jr. 
Schneider, Louis H. 
Shaw, Benjamin 
Stark, John S. 
Stott, Thomas E. 
Tuck, M. Warren 
Ward, Wilber F. 
Stott, Joshua H. 



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Took up Article 17. 
Voted, That firemen be paid $25, same as last year. 

Took up Article 18. 

Voted, That the Tax Collector be paid a salary of one 
thousand dollars as Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Clerk of 
Board of Selectmen, Clerk of Board of Registrars of Voters, 
and all fees collected be turned into the Town Treasury. 

Took up Article 19. 

Voted, That all unexpended appropriations be turned into 
the treasury, except twenty-five dollars appropriated for 
care of town dump, sewer appropriation, and balance of 
appropriation for two hundred and fiftieth anniversary. 

Took up Article 20. 

Voted, That the Treasurer be authorized to hire money for 
the use of the Town, in anticipation of taxes, upon the appro- 
val of the Selectmen. 

Took up Article 21. 
Voted, To raise seventy-five thousand dollars by taxation. 

Took up Article 22. 

Voted, To appropriate two hundred dollars for use of Park 
Commission. 

Voted, That the land on Carmel Hill, the plat of land 
already improved near railroad station, and all other open 
plats of land not used for town purposes, such as the Poor 
Farm, etc., be placed in the care of the Park Commissioners. 

Voted, That the terms of office of the Park Commissioners 
to be chosen at this meeting, shall be for three years, two 
years and one year respectively in the order in which they 
are named on the printed ballot, and that hereafter there 



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shall be chosen at each annual meeting one Park Commis- 
sioner for a term of three years, and that vacancies in said 
Board may be filled at any annual meeting. 

The following is a copy of the Third Annual Report of the 
Committee of Fifteen on the Two Hundred and Fiftieth 
Anniversary of the Incorporation of Andover : 

Third Annual Report of thk Committee of Fifteen to 
the Town of Andover, March 1, 1897. 

At the Annual Town Meeting of 1896 your Committee of Fifteen 
on the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation 
of Andover, which committee was appointed at the Annual Meeting 
in 1894, made its second annual report, which report was accepted 
and adopted by a gratifying unanimous vote. This report is printed 
in the Annual Report of the Selectmen for the year ending Januury 
12th, 1897, and may be found on pages 17-20. 

Your Committee respectfully report further at this time that they 
held meetings this year as follows: March 9, 18, April 10, 15, 29, 
May, 13, 16, 28,1896, and February 27, 1897. The sub-commit- 
tees also held numerous meetings in the discharge of their arduous 
duties. 

In addition to the sub-committees previously reported, your com- 
mittee appointed a committee on Manufacturing and Trades Exhibit, 
Howell F. Wilson, chairman, thereby adding to the celebration one 
of the most interesting and instructive features. 

The general reception prepared for the 19th of May was 
reluctantly given up, partly in order to give an opportunity to the 
committee on Historical Tableaux to repeat the entertaniment which 
had been presented on Saturday evening for the children, and on 
Monday evening for the adults. At this third presentation many of 
the guests from out of town were present, So great was the interest 
in these tableaux that a fourth presentation was arranged and suc- 
cessfully carried out immediately after the third exhibition, Tuesday 
evening. It is estimated that twenty-eight hundred people had the 
pleasure of seeing these beautiful historical tableaux. 

The endeavor of the committee to provide simultaneous exercises 
appealing to different tastes and interests, and to open the Loan 



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Collection and the Trades Exhibit at convenient hours for two or 
three days instead of a single day, proved to be satisfactory. 

The clergymen of the various churches kindly responded to the 
invitation of the town to preach appropriate sermons, or to make 
suitable allusions to the approaching anniversary, on Snnday, 
May 16. 

The invitation of the town to the Town of North Andover to unite 
with us in the celebration, was not officially accepted, but a voluntary 
committee was made up in North Andover to cooperate with our 
own committee, and very efficient assistance was rendered, particu- 
larly in the Loan Collection. Many citizens of North Andover, 
some of them specially invited guests of the Town of Andover, 
contributed by their presence to the distinction of the celebration. 

The official programme and other documents submitted herewith 
and made a part of this report show the work that was done by the 
various sub-committees, and the various exercises that were held, 
beginning with Saturday, May 16, 1897, and closing with the band 
concert and fireworks on the evening of Wednesday, May 20. 

The citizens showed from the beginning to end a patriotic interest 
in the celebration, and the committees experienced from almost all 
of them a hearty cooperation. The attendance from abroad, and the 
responses to the special invitations extended by the committee to 
distinguished representatives of the neighborhood, the county, the 
state, the colleges and learned societies, and the nation, were very 
cordial and gratifying. 

The committee feel that it is their bounden duty to speak in the 
highest terms of the manner in which the orator, poet and toast- 
master discharged the several duties which they undertook at the 
invitation of the town, and which called out the most striking- 
expressions of admiration and praise. 

The principal duty remaining for the committee is to carry forward 
to completion the book of the proceedings of the celebration, a work 
which is already far advanced but for which some additional time is 
required. 

The town generously voted the sum of $4,500 for the purposes 
of the committee. The receipts and expenditures of the committee 
are shown in detail on pages 56 to 60 of the Selectmen's report. 
The balance on hand there reported is $9,52.62, an amount which 
the committee regard as ample for the publication of the proceed- 



sid 

ings and the official payments of the expenses of the celebration. A 
copy of the proceedings will be delivered free of cost, to the head 
of every family in town on application duly received by the secre- 
tary of the committee, on or before May 1st. 

Your committee recommend accordingly the following votes : 
Voted that the thanks of the town of Andover be and hereby 
are extended to the pastors of the churches in Andover and North 
Andover who observed the Anniversary, Sunday, May 16, and to 
the Andover Woman's Missionary Society, for the meeting held 
under their auspices on the evening of that day ; to the orator, Al" 
bert Poor, Esq., for his able historical oration ; to Mrs. Annie Saw- 
yer Downs, for her beautiful poem ; to Professor John Wesley 
Churchill, for his admirable rendering of the poem and for his very 
acceptable service as presiding officer and toast-master at the dinner ; 
to the Rev. F. R. Shipman, chaplain of the day ; to the ladies and 
and gentlemen of the North Andover Committee, for their hearty 
and helpful co-operation ; to the ladies and gentlemen who acted 
with so much efficiency and success as members of the sub-commit- 
tees ; and to all who in any way contributed, directly or indirectly, 
to the successful celebration of this notable anniversary. 

Voted that the Committee of Fifteen be continued the coming 
year and instructed to make a final report at the annual town meet- 
ing in March, 1898. 

Respectfully submitted, 

For the Committee, 

Cecil F. P. Bancroft, 

Chairman. 

Voted, To accept the report of the Committee of Fifteen 
on the 250th Anniversary, with the amendment that the 
General Committee receive a vote of thanks. 

The meeting dissolved at five o'clock p. m. 

Attest : 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Town Clerk. 



Selectmen's Account. 



SCHOOLS. 



Appropriation, March 1st, 
George E. Johnson, Superintendent, 
Eleanor J. Clark, teaching, 
Annie E. Chase, teaching, 
Susan N. Molther, teaching, 
Grace A. Puffer, teaching, 
Carolyn A. Deane, teaching, 
Ella L. Comstock, teaching, 
Edith E. McLawlin, teaching, 
Lucy A. Roach, teaching, 
•Annie 0. S. Clemons, teaching, 
Florence I. Abbott, teaching, 
Laura F. Farnum, teaching, 
May A. Dacey, teaching, 
Marie L. Saunders, teaching, 
Margaret C. Donovan, teaching, 
Jessie B. F. Greene, teaching, 
Jennie Birnie, teaching, 
M. D. McLeod, teaching, 
Clara A. Putnam, teaching, 
Marion Pearson, teaching, 
Annie M.- Downes, teaching, 
Rubina S. Copeland, teaching, 
Jennie S. Abbott, teaching, 
Lilla A. Abbott, teaching, 
Helen W. Battles, teaching, 
Gertrude E. Holt, teaching, 

Amount carried forward, 





$20,000 00 


$1680 


64 


472 13 


560 


78 


490 


77 


439 


25 


441 


68 


448 


66 


557 71 


453 


12 


441 


65 


441 


68 


466 


25 


475 


00 


150 


00 


515 


29 


439 


96 


441 


67 


475 


00 


557 


71 


268 


35 


425 


83 


466 


25 


441 


68 


466 


25 


475 


00 


248 


40 


$12740 


71 



22 



Appropriation March 1st, 


$20000 


Amount brought forward, 


#12740 71 


Gertrude A. Burtt, teaching, 


367 34 


Julia McCarthy, teaching, 


304 27 


E. M. Harmon, teaching, 


158 40 


Bertha R. Haselton, teaching, 


342 00 


M. Agnes Moore, teaching, 


114 75 


Elizabeth H. Demorest, teaching, 


980 68 


Grace L. Burtt, teaching, 


227 34 


Addie M. Carney, teaching, 


92 45 


Julia' C. Carlton, teaching, 


236 95 


Mabel F. Knowles, teaching, 


110 70 


Eva A. Hardy, teaching, 


126 00 


Margaret M. Phillips, teaching, 


119 70 


Evelyn P. Reed, teaching, 


114 75 


Caroline S. Daniels, 


119 70 


E. Stott, teaching, 


4 05 


Florence B. Holt, teaching, 


1 80 


Abbott Erving, janitor, 


578 71 


L. W. Bodwell, janitor, 


542 00 


Andrew Thompson, janitor, 


138 00 


Orrell Ashton, janitor, 


237 00 


James Scott, janitor, 


79 70 


Charles A. Craig, janitor, 


67 50 


Edward McGovern, janitor, 


29 b6 


Bailey & Flint, janitors, 


14 00 


Fred Hanson, janitor, 


14 00 


Albert J. Doyle, janitor, 


8 00 


Charles A. Hardy, janitor, 


36 00 


Mattie Bourdelais, janitor, 


13 50 


Harry D. Flint, janitor, 


22 00 


Edgar Mclntire, janitor, 


14 00 


Sarah Bourdelais, janitor, 


8 00 


Betsy Spark, janitor, 


18 86 


Amount carried forward, 


$17982 42 



23 



Appropriation March 1st 




$20000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


117982 42 


George Mclntire, 


8 


00 


Frank McGovern, janitor, 


12 


00 


Frank E. Gleason, wood and coal, 


1605 


79 


Charles L. Bailey, wood, 


24 


00 


Daniel Fitzpatrick, wood, 


27 


75 


A. W. Baker, wood, 


7 


00 


George E. Flint, preparing wood, 


4 


50 


Greene & Woodlin, wood and supplies, 


26 


.95 


James S. Flint, wood, 


33 


00 


George F. Baker, wood, 


40 


00 


John B. Abbott, wood, 


28 


29 


William H. Tucker, wood, 


15 


00 


Henry M. Hayward, truant officer, 


10 


00 


G. E. Johnson, sundries, 


82 


26 


Andover Press, printing, 


4 


00 


H. McLawlin, supplies, 


16 


18 


Brainard Cummings, repairs, 


13 


58 


Henry P. Noyes, shades, 


42 50 


Blois Express, carting, 


3 


50 


Tuttle's Express, carting, 


4 


80 


Total expenditure, 




$19991 52 


Balance unexpended, 


18 48 



24 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. 



Appropriation, March 1st, 


$2,500 00 


J. E. Whiting, clocks, 


$ 6 ^5 


Hardy & Cole, repairs, 


343 68 


Arthur Bliss, oxalic acid, 


45 


0. W. Vennard, loam, 


80 50 


Charles A. Hardy, repairs, 


16 35 


A. W. Caldwell, painting, 


82 61 


Charles P. Rea, grading, 


314 10 


Richard Williamson, labor, 


1 50 


D. Donovan & Son, painting, 


21 35 


Tyer Rubber Co., supplies, 


1 25 


Henry Clukey, repairs 


1 25 


Andover Electric Co., fixtures, 


4 35 


W. H. Welch, repairs, 


5 87 


C. A. Craig, labor, 


6 00 


Brown's Express, carting, 


11 47 


H. McLawlin, supplies, 


46 36 


Bodrick School Furniture Co., desks, 


202 92 


James Scott, labor, 


50 


James Miller, jr., labor, 


5 00 


J. H. Chandler, labor, 


3 60 


H. F. Chase, supplies, 


2 35 


Abbott Erving, repairs, 


15 38 


E. T. Collins, tuning pianos, 


4 50 


M. T. Walsh, repairing furnaces, 


40 19 


Henry P. Noyes, shade and roller, 


1 25 


0. P. Chase, supplies, 


14 05 


G. B. Smart & Co., repairing furnaces, 


71 44 


Frank E. Dodge, masonry, 


25 13 



Amount carried forward, $1329 65 



25 



Appropriation, March 1st, 


12500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


11329 6b 


Henry Harmon, repairs, 


35 77 


John Howell, loam, 


77 13 


Brainard Cummings, repairs, 


44 21 


W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 


506 34 


C. H. Newton, repairs, 


34 80 


B. J. Rowe, tinting, 


332 50 


George Saunders, plumbing, 


66 92 


John Connolly, labor, 


55 50 


H. A. Ramsdell, glass, 


1 00 


F. G. Haynes & Co., supplies, 


13 39 


Lawrence Decorating Co., 


2 50 


Total expenditure, 


$2499 71 



Balance unexpended, 



29 



26 



SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 



Appropriation, March 1st, 


11500 00 


George E. Johnson, 


$ 18 29 


Ginn & Co., 


227 42 


American Express Co., 


9 85 


Abbott Erving, 


2 00 


Greenough, Adams & Cushing, 


2 70 


Leach, Shewell & Sanborn, 


1 67 


Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 


41 96 


D. C. Heath & Co., 


186 97 


Edward E. Babb & Co., 


209 44 


George A. Higgins & Co., 


36 54 


Tuttle's Express, 


30 45 


American Book Co., 


152 47 


Public School Publishing Co., 


5 54 


Alice C. Carter, 


5 85 


T. A. Holt & Co., 


34 


William Ware & Co., 


44 30 


Andover Press, 


21 00 


Joseph Gillott & Co., 


11 50 


J. L. Hammett & Co., 


125 48 


Prang Educational Co., 


7 40 


Sarah C. Hervey, 


4 00 


T. D. Whitney & Co., 


1 00 


H. F. Chandler, 


68 96 


Cheney and Globe Co., 


3 60 


Holden Patent Book Cover Co., 


19 60 


Winthrop B. Jones, 


13 10 



Amount carried forward, $1251 43 



27 



Appropriation, Marcli 1st, 

Amount brought forward, 
Lee & Shepard, 
J. H. Campion & Co., 
Thomas B. Newman & Co., 
Eagle Pencil Co., 
Charles Scribner's Sons, 
University Publishing Co., 
H. Sandford Leach, 
Wadsworth, Howland & Co., 
Silver, Burdett & Co., 
DeWolfe, Fiske & Co., 
Maynard, Merrill & Co., 
A. Storrs & Bement Co., 
0. P. Chase, 
C. S. Stackpole, 

Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



$1500 00 



11251 43 




71 69 




1 00 




84 




23 5b 




1 71 




3 84 




4 80 




5 11 




84 51 




16 26 




1 00 




1 31 




11 93 




9 00 






$1487 98 






$12 02 



Highways and Bridges. 



Appropriation March 1st, 

Received for street sprinkling, 
Refunded, 



Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 

Hardy & Cole, labor and lumber, 

Charles A. Jameson, labor, 

B. W. Burtt, labor, 

H. McLawlin, supplies, 

George W. Chandler, salary, 

John D. Driscoll, labor, 

Dennis Sweeney, labor, 

James J. Abbott, labor, 

Treat Hardware and Supply Co., supplies 

Erwin C. Pike, supplies, 

Brainard Cummings, stock and labor 

W. F. Higgins, use of team, 

American Road Machine Co., supplies, 

H. F. Chase, saw filing, 

Greene & Woodlin, supplies, 

Patrick Conway, labor, 

A. Hill, gravel, 

Henry E. Hayward, gravel, 

John Schofield, labor, 

Joseph Magnett, labor, 

Patrick Mullen, labor, 

Amount carried forward, 





$3400 00 




900 


00 




36 


00 




$4336 00 


1 63 






272 44 






4 00 






25 00 






58 80 






930 00 






41 00 






1 10 






9 00 






js, 19 05 






, 16 59 






1 07 






35 00 






25 00 






80 






1 78 






159 04 






2 10 






7 69 






174 00 






6 50 






164 49 






$1955 08 





29 



Appropriation and receipts, March 1st, 


$4336 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$1955 08 


John H. Clinton, labor, 


26 00 


W. F. Rutter & Co., supplies, 


4 22 


Nathan EL Perkins, labor, 


2 bo 


Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 


3 10 


W. H. Carter, gravel, 


90 20 


B. F. Holt, labor, 


14 00 


Mrs. Alvin S. Moody, gravel, 


10 34 


T. E. Brown, sawing lumber, 


6 55 


Thomas Fitzgerald, labor, 


13 80 


T. F. Harriman, iron work, 


14 45 


Frank E. Gleason, wood, 


10 25 


W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 


109 25 


John McCarthy, labor, 


40 00 


Frank E. Dodge, mortar, 


50 


Bancroft T. Haynes, gravel, 


7 60 


F. G. Haynes & Co., supplies, 


2 60 


Joshua H. Chandler, labor, 


2 00 


Michael Feeney, labor. 


4 95 


William H. Tucker, labor, 


42 00 


D. P. Stiles, labor, 


4 50 


L. M. Davis, labor, 


6 00 


William M. Carberry, castings, 


19 00 


J. L. Hutchinson, labor, 


2 00 


Massachusetts Broken Stone Co., stone, 


8 27 


John Haggerty, labor, 


263 13 


Timothy Madden, labor, 


163 92 


Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 


190 93 


Dennis Riley, labor, 


84 21 


Henry E. Gould, labor, 


69 75 


William Hackett, labor, 


40 50 


George W. Chandler, labor, 


270 56 


John Ronan, labor, 


106 67 


Amount carried forward, 


$3588 88 



30 



Appropriation and receipts, March 1st, 




$4336 00 


Amount brought forward, 


13588 


88 


George F. Baker, labor, 


20 


41 


William Baker, labor, 


5 


25 


John Nuckley, labor, 


15 


36 


James Hill, labor, 


11 


86 


Swan Mateson, labor, 


115 42 


George Buxton, labor, 


21 


00 


Stephen E. Abbott, labor, 


18 00 


Patrick Hodnadd, labor, 


56 


19 


Frank McCuskar, labor, 


14 39 


George L. Bumham, s-upt. labor, 


133 


00 


Dennis P. Driscoll, labor, 


52 


70 


William P. Hardney, labor, 


49 


96 


William Leary, labor, 


17 


72 


Samuel Lewis, labor, 


23 


33 


John Leary. labor, 


17 


11 


John Madden, labor, 


24 


11 


John Gill, labor, 


15 


75 


Michael Sullivan, labor, 


15 


00 


Patrick Crowley, labor, 


7 


58 


Cornelius Collins, labor, 


22 


36 


J. R. Hutchinson, labor, 


22 


50 


Michael Stack, labor, 


18 


00 


Clarence Goldsmith, labor, 


9 56 


Jerry Leary, labor, 


4 


50 


Joseph T. Lovejoy, labor, 


13 


50 


S. A. Lovejoy, labor, 


5 


25 


Joseph Bourdelais, labor, 


13 


50 


Henry Bourdelais, labor, 


5 


25 


Hugh Malcomb, labor, 


5 


25 


Total expenditure, 




$4342 6Q 






Overdrawn, 


$ 6 69 



31 

KEMOVING- SNOW. 

Appropriation, March 1st, $500 00 

John J. Collins, 

Daniel Sullivan, 

William Ronan, 

John Connolly, 

George A. Leighton, 

J. C. Hutchinson, 

James J. Abbott, 

Timothy C. Sullivan, 

Thomas Leary, 

John Schofield, 

Robert W. Holt, 

John Colbath, 

James Dole, 

Howard Baker, 

William H. Tucker, 

John Hurly, 

John Mahoney, 

Michael Stack, 

T. J. O'Brien. 

S. H. Boutwell, 

Albert M. Bancroft, 

John Sweeney, 

C. C. Blunt, 

J. J. Haggerty, 

J. F. Nuckley, 

Patrick Conway, 

E. W. Burtt, 

John Haggerty, 

Charles Stickney, 

Joseph Oldroid. 

William Greenwood, 

William O'Donald, 

Amount carried forward, $230 24 



$ 1 05 


60 


60 


1 05 


2 72 


1 07 


3 40 


4 80 


1 65 


8 62 


4 25 


1 80 


4 50 


1 50 


22 80 


3 75 


4 81 


7 50 


3 00 


7 20 


1 50 


3 90 


36 66 


10 05 


12 60 


4 50 


16 05 


49 76 


5 40 


60 


1 50 


1 05 



32 



Appropriation, March 1st, 


$500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$230 24 


John Cross, 


1 50 


Richard York, 


1 35 


Freeman Abbott, 


11 55 


Patrick Murphy, 


3 15 


Daniel Murphy, 


3 00 


Daniel Fitzpatrick, 


18 41 


George W. Chandler, 


99 08 


J. H. Nuckley, 


14 25 


Charles A. Jameson, 


7 00 


Joseph T. Lovejoy, 


3 67 


Nathan H. Perkins, 


34 59 


W. H. Carter, 


31 90 


Joseph Bourdelais, 


38 27 


J. H. Chandler, 


13 81 


George P. Pillsbury, 


10 50 


Robert A. Watson, 


1 50 


Timothy Madden, 


5 44 


Patrick McMullen, 


13 50 


Frank McCuskar, 


6 00 


John Marony, 


2 55 


W. 0. Carter, 


1 50 


John Ronan, 


2 55 


Total expenditure, 


$555 31 


Overdrawn, 


$55 31 



33 






SIDEWALKS. 






Appropriation, March 1st, 




$1500 00 


Re-imbursed by abuttors, 




576 50 




-$2076 50 


George L. Burnham, Supt., team, 


$62 80 


Patrick Hodnadd, labor, 


15 


36 


Dennis Driscoll, labor, 


26 


05 


Dennis Riley, labor, 


20 


22 


Samuel Lewis, labor, 


15 


33 


Timothy Madden, labor, 


18 


28 


George W. Chandler, team, 


46 


00 


John Ron an, labor, 


14 


29 


John Driscoll, labor, 


10 


00 


Albert Bancroft, labor, 


10 


00 


T. Sheehan, labor, 


8 


00 


John Leary, labor, 


6 


03 


William Leary, labor, 


18 


28 


Timothy C. Sullivan, labor. 


8 


75 


Patrick Connolly, labor, 


7 


00 


Michael Leary, labor, 


9 


00 


Michael Stack, team, 


53 


00 


Patrick McMullen, labor, 


14 


39 


John Madden, labor, 


9 


14 


Frank McCuskar, labor, 


16 


53 


Clarence Goldsmith, labor, 


16 


88 


Flint Symonds, labor, 


21 


78 


Thomas Lynch, labor, 


6 


03 


John Haggerty, labor, 


11 


21 


Swan Mateson, labor, 


9 53 


Cornelius Collins, labor, 


12 


25 


George Buxton, labor, 


12 


25 


William Hardney, labor, 


1 


75 


W. J. Jones, stone, 


70 


20 


W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 


1558 


89 


Amount carried forward, 


$2109 22 



34 



Appropriation and re-imbursement, March 1st, $2076 50 

Amount brought forward, 
John McCarthy, labor, 
John Schofield, labor, 
Patrick Conway, labor, 
James J. Abbott, labor, 
John 0. Collins, labor, 
Ammon Richardson, labor, 
John Gill, labor, 

Total expenditure, 

Overdrawn, 



$2109 22 


11 25 


2 53 


2 53 


6 50 


7 34 


6 50 


2 53 



$71 90 



35 



BIDQE STREET. 




Appropriation, March 1st, 


1600 00 


Locke & Jones, 


$> 36 00 


John McCarthy, 


137 50 


W. J. Jones, 


27 00 


Hardy & Cole, 


2 43 


H. P. Noyes, 


2 02 


D. Donovan & Son, 


5 76 


H. McLawlin, 


bb 


Samuel Lewis, labor, 


10 50 


William Leary, labor, 


12 01 


John Ronan, labor, 


6 51 


George W. Chandler, team, 


12 17 


John Scofield, 


29 74 


John Leary, 


24 59 


Dennis Riley, 


7 48 


Timothy Sullivan, 


3 01 


John Haggerty, and horse, 


48 82 


Patrick Conway, 


24 49 


John Madden, 


3 01 


Timothy Madden, 


12 83 


Patrick McMullen, 


4 76 


Swan Mateson, 


15 28 


Dennis Driscoll, 


8 26 


Frank McCuskar, 


1 26 


Cornelius Collins, 


3 01 


M. Stack, and team, 


9 00 


Town Farm team, and man, 


11 50 


Patrick Connolly, 


5 25 


Patrick Hadnet, 


18 08 


Thomas Lynch, 


23 23 


F. E. Dodge, 


7 05 


Total expenditure, 


$513 10 


Balance unexpended, 


$ 86 90 



36 
MACADAM EOADS. 



Appropriation, March 1st, 




$4000 00 


George A. Rea, wood, 


$ 13 50 


John H. Clinton, wood, 


14 


00 


George W. Chandler, coal, 


19 


55 


Smith & Dove Manufacturing Co., waste 


! 5 


40 


Treat Hardware and Supply Co., supplies, 29 


Q5 


Blois Express, 


3 


50 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


14 


27 


W. H. Duffee & Co., concreting, 


415 


50 


Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 


2 


10 


James J. Abbott, stone and labor, 


192 00 


Frank E. Gleason, coal and wood, 


28 


25 


Good Roads Machinery Co., supplies, 


8 


75 


T. P. Harriman, iron work, 


31 


80 


George W. Chandler, salary, 


125 


00 


John Schofield, labor, 


142 42 


Patrick McMullen, labor, 


160 


98 


Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 


78 06 


Swan Mateson, labor, 


135 


24 


Patrick Hodnadd, labor, 


88 


47 


Dennis P. Driscoll, labor, 


85 


44 


Dennis Riley, labor, 


48 


61 


George W. Chandler, salary, 


217 


14 


John S. Ronan, labor. 


47 


10 


George L. Burnham, Supt, labor, 


258 


00 


Clarence Goldsmith, labor, 


155 


99 


William Hardney, labor, 


86 


03 


Timothy Madden, labor, 


110 


25 


John Madden, labor, 


93 


42 


John Leary, labor, 


125 


89 


Samuel Lewis, labor, 


70 


97 


William Leary, labor, 


129 


77 


Jerry Leary, labor, 


137 


00 


Amount carried forward, 


$3069 05 



37 



Appropriation, March 1st, 






4000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$3069 


05 




Frank McCuskar, labor, 


m 


80 




John D. Driscoll, labor, 


33 


60 




Patrick Connolly, labor, 


15 


75 




George Buxton, labor, 


40 


84 




John Haggerty, labor, 


169 


85 




Patrick Conway, labor, 


89 


76 




Cornelius Collins, labor, 


83 


91 




Michael Stack, labor, 


136 


50 




Flint Symonds, labor, 


36 


55 




Thomas Lynch, labor, 


35 


97 




Ammon Richardson, labor, 


86 


50 




John O'Collins, labor, 


97 


99 




Charles McLaughlin, labor, 


7 


00 




John Gill, labor, 


8 


85 




Patrick Hannon, labor 


3 


00 




Total expenditure, 






13971 92 


Balance unexpended, 






$28 08 



REPOET OF THE HIGHWAY SUKVEY0K. 

To the Honorable Board of Selectmen of Andover : 
I have the honor to submit the following report : 
In the Spring we commenced to use the road-scraper as 
soon as the condition of the ground would permit. We 
worked for thirty (30) days, mostly in the West part of the 
town, with the usual good results. In connection with the 
scraping we cut bushes and removed large boulders, etc. 

We then got out gravel and repaired streets and sidewalks 
where most needed, built a new bridge at Frye Village and 
rebuilt several culverts. Curbstones were put in at the 
junction of Elm and High Street sidewalks ; a concrete walk 
was laid on the east side of High Street from Elm to Walnut 



38 

Avenue. A curbstone was put in at the corner of Bartlet 
Street and concrete walk laid on south side of Chestnut 
Street from Bartlet to Main. A concrete walk was also 
built on Bartlet Street from Punchard Avenue to the land 
of Jonas Spaulding. Curbstones were put in at the corner 
of Morton Street and corner of Wheeler, and one at the cor- 
ner of Chapel Avenue and Bartlet Street, with concrete 
walk on Bartlet Street from Morton to Chapel Avenue. Put 
in curbstone at corner of Chapel Avenue and Salem Street, 
with concrete walk from Chapel Avenue to Highland Road. 
A concrete walk was laid on the west side of Main Street 
from Locke Street to brick walk. Built a new walk on 
Phillips Street. 

Built Macadam road from Morton Street to Town House 
on west side of Main Street 2100 feet long and 14 feet wide 
with concrete gutter as far as Chestnut Street and put in a 
10 inch pipe from there to Roger's Brook. Macadamized 
Park Street from Main to Bartlet, making 480 feet in length 
and 36 in width. From the North Andover line west, 1830 
feet of Macadam 18 feet wide was built, and the Main Street 
450 feet north from Tver's Rubber Shop was macadamized, 
and also 275 feet built on Main Street south from Stimpson's 
Bridge. 

A concrete gutter was laid from reservoir on south side of 
Pearson Street to B. & M. R. R. with 12 inch pipe to cross 
road at the lower end of Pearson Street. 

A gravel walk has been laid from Stimpson's Bridge to 
Curran & Joyce's house and from Poor's shop to Frye Village 
on west side of Main Street. 

Two catch-basins have been built on Main Street and one 
on Park Street, with grate. 

Work, such as cutting bushes, raking stones, and clearing 
gutters has been done throughout the year whenever needed. 
Respectfully, 

GEORGE W. CHANDLER, 

Highway Surveyor. 



39 



HOESES AND DRIVERS. 



Appropriation, March 1st, 




$3000 00 


Andover Electric Light Company, light, 


#15 


00 


J. H. Campion & Co., grain, 


51 


90 


Arthur F. O'Connell, wood work, 


22 


35 


Henry McLawlin, supplies, 


30 


92 


George A. Mayer, harness, 


71 


20 


F. M. Smith, care of horses, 


720 


00 


James 0. Carter, care of horses, 


600 


00 


F. E. Morse, care of horses, 


364 


00 


H. F. Chase, filing saws, 




20 


Frank E. Gleason, grain and straw, 


31 


69 


Hardy & Cole, lumber, 


5 


14 


A. W. Caldwell, paint, 


5 


50 


Anderson and Bowman, iron-work, 


54 


96 


Smith and Manning, grain, 


153 


45 


Timothy Haggerty, hay, 


23 


70 


W. A. Allen, medicine, 




60 


W. J. Driscoll, whips, 


3 75 


T. P. Harriman, iron work, 


50 


30 


A. Beauregard, wood work, 


20 


25 


Michael Stack, use of horse, 


9 


75 


T. A. Holt and Co., grain, 


157 46 


John Connelly, hay, 


29 


30 


Arthur Bliss, medicine, 


3 


35 


Mrs. John Hovey, steel bar, 




75 


George L. Burnham, Supt., hay, 


186 


94 


Total expenditure, 




$•261? 4fi 






Balance unexpended, 




$387 54 



40 

TOWN OFPIOEKS. 

Appropriation, March 1st, $5000 00 

Water Commissioners : 

John H. Flint, two years, $80 00 

F. G. Haynes, two years, 60 00 

J. P. Butterfield, two years, 60 00 

Clerk, Treasurer, Selectmen, Assessors, 
Overseers of Poor : 
A. Marland, Tax Commission 1892, '93, 2 79 



" Balance 1896, 


21 22 


u 




1897, 


1000 00 


George A. Parker, 






300 00 


Arthur Bliss, 






400 00 


Samuel H. Boutwell, 






300 00 


John S. Stark, 






300 00 


Registrars of Voters : 








Henry McLawlin, 






22 25 


Joseph F. Cole, 






22 25 


John Davey, 






23 75 


A. Marland, 






22 75 


George H. Poor, Moderator 1896, '< 


37, 20 00 


Auditors of Accounts : 






- 


G. A. Higgins, 1896, 


'97, 




10 00 


Louis A. Dane, 






5 00 


Police : 








Geo. W. Mears, 






600 00 


W. H. Carter, 






25 75 


M. T. Welch, 






63 50 


Wm. Wakeley, 






28 00 


Wm. Gillespie, 






27 00 


J. W. Mooar, 


rd, 




43 25 


Amount carried forwa 


$3437 51 



41 



Appropriation, March 1st, 




$5000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


S3437 


51 


Police — continued. 






W. L. Frye, 


41 


25 


C. E. Knowlton, 


58 


75 


N. Jaquith, Jr., 


58 


75 


John H. Clinton, 


18 


25 


William H. Sleath, 


18 75 


E. H. Shattuck, 


54 


50 


W. H. Goff, 


4 


00 


L. D. Pomeroy, 


18 


25 


Firewards : 






W. S. Donald and 6 others, 


13 


25 


George A. Holt and 25 others, 


21 


75 


H. S. Neal and 26 others, 


67 


25 


John B. Jenkins and 38 others, 


74 


70 


T. P. Bailey, 


22 


00 


J. H. Chandler and 6 others, 


8 


00 


Election Officers : 






J. Newton Cole, 1896, 


3 


00 


W. H. Goodwin, " 


3 


00 


H. H. Hill, 


3 


00 


J. F. korse, " 


5 


00 


W. P. Regan, 


5 


00 


G. A. Higgins and 13 others, 


6^< 


00 


Owen F. Caffrey and 7 others, 


32 


00 


Total expenditure, 




$4035 96 


Unexpended, 




*964 04 



42 



TOWN 


HOUSE. 






Appropriation, March 1st, 






$1000 00 


Robert Bell, labor, 


\ 


$300 00 




J. P. Connolly, labor, 




4 50 




Andover Electric Co., light, 




102 29 




H. P. Noyes, supplies, 




4 00 




E. C. Pike, supplies, 




4 50 




David N. Walker, labor, 




3 00 




Masten & Wells, repairs on fte 


L g> 


10 00 




Burns and Crowley, repairs on 


flag, 


25 44 




F. E. Gleason, coal, 




241 46 




J. Napier, labor, 




50 




Henry Harmon, roof, 




41 32 




A. W. Baker, wood, 




9 00 




B. Cu minings, repairs and labor, 


12 48 




A. W. Caldwell, painting and 


glazing, 


7 32 




Samuel Thorns, repairs, 




1 00 




H. McLawlin, supplies, 




35 




Total expenditure, 






$767 16 




Balance unexpended, 


$232 84 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



Appropriation, March 1st, 


$3200 00 


H. P. Noyes, supplies, 


$18 40 


Electric light, 


101 83 


Hardy & Cole, repairs, 


102 40 


E. McCabe, repairs, 


9 03 


F. Murphy, supplies, 


1 20 


P. Conway, labor, 


17 50 


John Haggerty, and horse, 


122 62 


John H. Clinton, labor, 


54 25 


John S. Dearborn, labor, 


51 50 



Amount carried forward, $478 73 



43 



Appropriation, March 1st, 
Amount brought forward, 

E. W. Sanborn, glass, 
Kate O'Donnell, storage, 
Duslin Machine Co., labor and supplies, 
C. H. Shattuck, supplies, 

F. G. Haynes & Co., supplies, 
Lawrence Electric Supply Co., supplies, 
Treat Hardware Co., supplies, 
Am. Fire Engine Co., grates and express, 

E. C. Pike, repairs and supplies, 
H. McLawlin, supplies, 
C. N. Richardson, balance on Truck, 
C. N. Perkins, supplies, 
Tuttle's express, 

G. A. Mayer, supplies, 
Tyer Rubber Co., supplies, 
T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 

F. E. Morse, services, 
H. H. Estabrook, fire laws, 
Boston Woven Hose Co., supplies, 

G. W. Chandler, supplies, 
Am. Steam Gage Co., supplies, 
H. A. Glazier, hangers, 
Greene & Woodlin, supplies, 
Allan Simpson, services, 
W. H. Higgins, teams. 
S. Eastman & Co., supplies, 
Anderson & Bowman, supplies, 
George A. Holt, labor, 
S. J. Bucklen, services, 
G. A. Morse, pay roll, 
B. & M. R. R., freight, 
M. E. Mears, services, 

Amount carried forward, 





$3200 00 


$478 


73 


3 


15 


2 


00 


91 


15 




95 


3 


63 


23 


71 




75 


s, 9 


75 


68 


17 


4 


38 


200 


00 


189 


00 


4 


05 


1 


50 


7 19 




95 


3 


00 


1 


00 


403 


48 


41 


00 


1 


50 


14 


00 


7 


13 


6 


50 


10 


00 


185 


00 


2 


10 


20 


00 


1 


75 


360 


42 




87 


35 


00 


$2181 


81 



44 



Appropriation, March 1st, 

Amount brought forward, 

Andover Press, printing, 

George D. Lawson, engineer, 

L. T. Hardy, chief, 

W. H. McTernan, janitor, 

H. S. Neal, pay roll, 

Smith & Manning, supplies, 

Combination Ladder Co., supplies, 

Chas. Fergurson, inspector, 

John S. Harnden, engineman and labor, 

B. F. Nason, labor, 

W. H. Coleman, services, 

F. E. Gleason, coal, 

T. P. Harriman, supplies, etc., 

Herbert M. Wright, labor, 

William P. Rea, labor, 

American Express Co., 

W. F. Walsh, supplies, 

D. Donovan & Son, painting, 

A. McTernen, engineer, 
Total expenditure, 



$3200 00 



12181 81 

11 50 

50 00 

100 00 

168 00 

250 00 

8 25 

20 00 

2 00 

111 94 

1 00 

25 00 

118 72 

15 50 

8 25 

6 00 

85 

1 78 

59 40 

60 00 



13200 00 



PIEE ALAEM. 
Appropriation, March 1st, 
Sale of boxes, 

Crosby Steam Gauge and Yalve Co., 
Hardy & Cole, posts and labor supplies, 
A. D. Lamont, services, 
Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 
Gamewell & Co., 
Tyer Rubber Co., 
City of Lawrence, 

Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



$ 45 90 

180 92 

2 

4 

2406 69 
21 31 
16 25 



$2500 00 

200 00 

82700 00 



00 

79 



2677 86 
$22 14 



45 



PRINTING AND STATIONER Y, 




Appropriation, March 1st, 




$700 00 


George A. Higgins & Co., 


$14 15 




Andover Press, 


595 17 




William A. Carrie & Co., 


23 50 




George A. Parker, stamped envelopes, 


61 30 




William G. Goldsmith, 


1 25 




A. W. Brown, blank licenses, 


2 50 




Thomas Groom & Co., 


2 13 




Total expenditure, 




700 00 






MEMOEIAL DAY. 




Appropriation, March 1st, 




$200 00 


B. Cummings, Quartermaster, Post 99, 


G.A.R., 


200 00 



250TH ANNIVERSARY. 
Park Club for scenery, $ 6 00 

Andover Press, books, 800 00 

Unexpended, . 126 62 

Unexpended, 1896, 

WATERING 0ARTS. 
Appropriation, 

Muller, Knoblock & Co., cart, 

J. L. and H. K. Potter, cart, 

Total expenditure, 

Unexpended, 

SINKING FUND. 
Appropriation, March 1st, 
Geo. A. Parker, deposited in Savings Banks, 

MAINTENANCE WATERWORKS 
Appropriation, March 1st, 
George A. Parker, Treasurer, 



$315 00 
315 00 


$932 62 
$800 00 

630 00 








$170 00 


ks, 


$825 00 
825 00 


KS. 


$4400 00 
4400 00 



46 
SPRING GROVE CEMETERY. 



Appropriation, March 1st, 




$200 00 


Sale of lots, etc., 




267 00 




$467 00 


W. H. Higgins, 


5 50 




T. Haggerty, 


32 38 




John Allicon, 


98 50 




Phillip Allicon, 


38 50 




W. H. Harrison, 


7 50 




T. Connors, 


70 91 


• 


H. McLawlin, 


8 13 




Merrick & Adams, trees, 


22 50 




George W. Foster, deeds and recording, 


53 00 




0. W. Yennard, 


75 50 




H. A. Hayward, 


7 50 




Smith & Manning, 


5 80 




Total expenditure, 




$425 72 




Balance unexpended, 


$41 28 


CARE OP DUMP. 




Appropriation, March 1st, 




$25 00 


Henry Cunningham, 


$ 4 00 




Henry ^Provo, 


3 50 




Henry Provo, 


3 00 




Total expenditure, 




$10 50 




Unexpended, 


$14 50 



REDEMPTION OP BONDS. 

Appropriation, March 1st, $5000 00 

George A. Parker, Treasurer, 5000 00 



47 



PAEK COMMISSION. 
Appropriation, March 1st, 
F. H. Foster, two others, 
Henry Prevo, 
J. T. Lovejoy, 
Hardy & Cole, 

Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



8200 00 



1 8 50 




21 00 




125 27 




42 42 






197 19 




$2 81 



HAY SCALES. 
Appropriation, March 1st, 
J. M. Bean, services, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



25 00 



$50 00 



25 00 

$25 00 



DKDTKING FOUNTAIN. 
Appropriation, March 1st, 
Henry W. Clapp, estate, tank, 
Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 
Andover Waterworks, 
Total expenditure, 

Unexpended. 

STATE HIGHWAY. 
Received from State Treasurer, 
Paid A. J. Wellington, 

STKEET LIGHTING. 
Appropriation, March 1st, 
W. H. Coleman, Treasurer, 

Balance unexpended, 



$125 00 



$95 00 

2 24 

15 83 


$113 07 








$11 93 




$4479 06 
$4479 06 




$4100 00 
3919 81 




$180 19 



48 



ABATEMENT OP TAXES. 
Appropriation, March 1st, 
S. F. E. Company, No. 1, poll-taxes, 
S. F. E. Company, No. 2, poll-taxes, 
Geo. A. Parker, Treasurer, 
Total expenditure, 

Overdrawn, 

STATE TAX. 
Appropriation, March 1st, 
E. P. Shaw, Treasurer, 
Balance unexpended, 

COUNTY TAX. 
Appropriation, March 1st, 
E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 
Balance unexpended, 



$300 00 



$32 00 

20 00 

847 61 


899 61 






$599 61 


$5000 00 
4296 67 


' 


$703 33 




$5000 00 
4686 40 




$313 60 



DOG TAX. 
J. A. Smart, Treas. Memorial Hall, 1896, $571 16 
J. A. Smart, Treas. Memorial Hall, 1897, 586 09 







$1157 25 


E. K. Jenkins, County Treasurer, 




1157 25 


INTEKEST. 




Appropriation, March 1st, 




$9500 00 


Andover National Bank, 


$1168 41 




Memorial Hall Notes, 


1400 00 




Andover Water Bonds, 


6400 00 




S. A. Mason, 


60 00 


• 


N. Jaquith, 


360 00 




Total paid, 
Unexpended 




9388 41 
$111 59 





40 





NOTES PAID, 




1897, May 3, 


No. 56, 


19000 00 


Oct. 1, 


No. 57, 


5000 00 


Nov. 5, 


No. 59, 


5000 00 


Nov. 5, 


No. 61, 


12000 00 


Nov. 5, 


No. 64, 


3000 00 


Dec. 6, 


No. 58, 


6000 00 


Dec. 6, 


No. 60, 


9000 00 


Dec. 6, 


No. 62, 


4000 00 


Dec. 6, 


No. 63, 


7000 00 


Dec. 6, 


No. 65, 


3000 00 


1898, Jan. 11, 


No. 66, 


17000 00 


Jan. 11, 


No. 67, 

NOTES DISCOUNTED. 


9000 00 


Total, 


889000 00 






1«97, Feb. 1, 


Note No. 57, 


15000 00 


March 8, 


Note No. 58, 


6000 00 


April 5, 


Note No. 59, 


5000 00 


April 20, 


Note No. 60, 


9000 00 


May 3, 


Note No. 61, 


12000 00 


June 7, 


Note No. 62, 


4000 00 


July 6, 


Note No. 63, 


7000 00 


Aug. 2, 


Note No. 64, 


3000 00 


Sept. 7, 


Note No. 65, 


3000 00 


Nov. 9, 


Note No. 66, 


17000 00 


Nov. 20, 


Note No. 67, 


9000 00 


181)8, Jan. 12, 


Note No. 68, 
scounted, 

INSUKAN0E ACCOUNT. 


10000 00 


Amount di 


$90000 00 






Appropriation, 


March 2nd, 


*500 00 


Joseph A. Smart, Agent, 


596 03 


Overdrawn 


•> 


""•96 03 



50 



STATE AID. 




Appropriation, March 1st, 




Charles H. Bell. 


824 00 


Christina Bell, 


16 00 


Robert Bell, 


48 00 


Lucy M. Buxton, 


48 00 


Benjamin Cheever, 


72 00 


Betsey J. Cheever, 


48 00 


Samuel Cheever, 


50 00 


George Craig, 


72 00 


Ellen Craig, 


48 00 


Lemuel P. Cram, 


24 00 


Deborah M. Cushing, 


48 00 


Amelia Cutler, 


8 00 


Elmore Dane, 


37 50 


Augustus M. Davis, 


48 00 


Rhoda Davis, 


48 00 


John S. Dearborn, 


72 00 


Theodore A. Gibbs, 


72 00 


Phoebe Greene, 


48 00 


Eliza A. Higgins, 


32 00 


William S. Hodgman, 


72 00 


John C. Hovey, 


32 00 


Martha M. Hovey, 


16 00 


Ann Hunter, 


48 00 


Sarah M. Bardy, 


32 00 


Lizzie A. Johnson, 


48 00 


John McKenzie, 


72 00 


Bridget McCullough, 


48 00 


James McDonald, 


48 00 


John McCarthy, 


36 00 


Charles Mears, 


48 00 


John P. Morgan, 


72 00 


William B. Morse, 


60 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$1495 50 



$1600 00 



51 



Appropriation, March 1st, 




$1600 00 


Amount brought forward. 


$1495 50 




George VV\ Parker, 


48 00 




Bridget Pasho, 


12 00 




Joseph Russell, 


48 00 




Martha Russell, 


48 00 




Richard W. Simonds, 


72 00 




Henry Shaw, 


37 50 




Laura F. Smith, 


48 00 




Nancy M. Travis, 


48 00 




Total expenditure. 
Overdrawn, 




1857 00 
$257 00 





The State Aid is paid to disabled soldiers — (and their 
wives) — and soldiers' widows who draw pensions from the 
U. S. Government. It is paid only upon the approval of 
the Commissioners of State Aid. The whole amount is re- 
paid to the Town by the State. 



MILITAEY AID. 
Appropriation, March 1st, 

Joseph G. Nolan, 
Charles D. Woodbridge, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 


$96 00 
1*6 00 





$300 00 



192 00 

$108 00 



The Military Aid is paid to disabled soldiers who do not 
draw pensions. It is paid only upon the approval of the 
Commissioners of State Aid. One half of the amount is 
repaid to the Town by the State. 



52 

MISCELLANEOUS. 
Appropriation, March 1st, $1500 00 

J. F. Richards, M.D., returning births, 7 25 

C. L. Bailey, teams, 4 00 

J. A. Leitch, returning births, 1896, 8 00 

J. A. Leitch, returning births, 1897, 8 25 

Ira B. Hill, teams, 100 00 

Andover Water Works, labor on drain, 35 33 
C. E. Abbott, Agent Board Health and 

services, 150 00 

C. E. Abbott, returning births, 7 25 

Arthur Bliss, supplies Board of Health, 7 10 

Priest, Page & Co., even balance scales, 4 72 

W. H. Higgins, teams, 138 00 

J. W. Pierce, witness fees, 5 00 

B. Rogers, teller, 3 00 
S. J. Bucklin, services, 2 94 
J. H. Clinton, services register hall, B. V., 9 75 
F. H. Messer, returning deaths, , 17 50 
M. J. Mahoney, returning deaths, 3 00 
John Maroney, witness, 4 00 
Arthur S. Dodge, meals for witnesses, 9 00 
J. T. Lovejoy, witness, 8 00 
H. McLawlin, supplies u old school house," 3 85 
O. Chapman, meals, 4 00 
George A. Parker, expense to Lowell, 1 25 

C. H. Shattuck, returning births, and tele- 
phone, 1 15 

J. Napier, express, teaming, 5 00 

J. S. Dearborn, repairs "old school house," 32 24 
Otis Carter, distributing votes, 2 00 

A. Marland, stamps, telephone, express, etc., 12 55 
DeCourcy and Coulson, attorneys, 757 21 

A. W. Caldwell, sign boards, etc., 24 17 



Amount carried forward, $1375 51 



53 



Appropriation, March 1st, 11500 00 

Amount brought forward, $1375 51 

Brown & Shattuck, telephone, 3 48 

C. H. Newton, cattle inspector, 250 00 

F. S. Blanchard & Co., book, 1 50 

G. W. Mears, car 'fare and feeding prisoners, 10 
Hardy & Cole, services, 



F. H. Ladd, services, 

Sanborn & Robinson, drain pipe, 

Tuttle's express, teaming, 

J. E. Kneeland, teaming and stabling, 



75 
5 73 
10 00 
21 12 



50 
00 
00 
94 
00 
00 
45 



J. E. Goodwin, damages and doctor's bill, 114 

Thos. Murphy, telephone, 4 

John Pray, teaming, 6 

Thos. Miller, labor for Board of Health, 4 
George E. Hussey, stamp, 

J. H. Chandler, labor on reservoir, W. A., 3 85 

Frank Burk, damages, 52 00 

George H. Poor, services, 10 00 

C. W. Scott, returning births, 7 75 

Sweeney & Dow, services, 191 80 

Total expenditure, 

Overdrawn, 



$2080 38 
1580 38 



EARNINGS OP TOWN HORSES, 
Work on highways, sidewalks, and snow, 
Fire department, 
Water streets, 



$2193 50 

96 00 

575 00 

$2864 50 



F. M. Smith, 
J. O. Carter, 
F. E. Morse, 



EARNINGS OF MEN. 



$720 00 

600 00 

364 00 

$1684 00 



54 
SUMMARY OP APPROPRIATIONS AND RECEIPTS. 

Abatement of Taxes, 800 00 

Park Commission, 200 00 

County Tax, 5000 00 

Dog Tax. 1157 25 

Drinking Fountain (see Art. 14) 125 00 

Fire Department, Running Expenses, 3200 00 

Hay Scales, 50 00 

Highways and Bridges, Repairs on 4336 00 

Horses and Drivers, 3000 00 

Insurance, 500 00 

Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 9500 00 

Macadamized Roads, 4000 00 

Memorial Day, 200 00 

Military Aid, 300 00 

Miscellaneous, 1500 00 

Printing and Stationery, ' 700 00 

Public Dump, (see Art. 20) 25 00 

Removing Snow, 500 00 

Schools, 20000 00 

School-Books and Supplies, 1500 00 

School-Houses, 2500 00 

Sidewalks, 2076 50 

Sinking Fund, 825 00 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 467 00 

State Aid, 1600 00 

State Highway, 4479 06 

State Tax, 5000 00 

Street Lighting, 4100 00 

Town House, 1000 00 

Town Officers, 5000 00 

Waterworks, Maintenance, 4400 00 

250th Anniversary, 932 62 

Fire Alarm, 2700 00 

Watering Carts, 800 00 

Redemption of Bonds, 5000 00 

Ridge Street, 600 90 



55 

SUMMAKY OP SELECTMEN'S ORDERS. 

Abatement of Taxes, 1889 61 

Park Commission, 197 19 

County Tax, 4686 40 

Dog Tax, 1157 25 

Drinking Fountain, 113 07 

Fire Department, 3200 00 

Hay Scales, 25 00 

Highways and Bridges, 4342 69 

Horses and Drivers, 2612 46 

Insurance, 596 03 

Interest, 9388 41 

Macadamized Roads, 3971 92 

Memorial Day, 200 00 

Military Aid, 192 00 

Miscellaneous, 2080 38 

Public Dump, 10 50 

Printing and Stationery, 700 00 

Redemption of Bonds, 5000 00 

Removing Snow, 555 31 

Schools, 19991 52 

School-books and School supplies, 1487 98 

School-houses, 2499 71 

Sidewalks, 2148 40 

Sinking Fund, 825 00 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 425 72 

State Aid, 1857 00 

State Highway, 4479 06 

State Tax, 4296 67 

Street Lighting, 3919 81 

Town House, 767 16 

Town Officers, 4035 96 

Waterworks, Maintenance, 4400 00 

250th Anniversary, 806 00 

Fire Alarm, 2677 86 

Watering Carts, 630 00 

Ridge Street, 513 10 



Schedule of Town Property. 



Town House, fixtures, and furniture, 


§22000 00 


Land, 


4000 00 


School-house property, 


114500 00 


Punchard School Fund, 


75200 00 


Memorial Hall and Land, 


28500 00 


Memorial Hall permanent Fund, 


20000 00 


Memorial Hall Library, John Byers Fund, 


5000 00 


Memorial Hall Library and Furniture, 


9000 00 


Town Farm and buildings, 


12000 00 


Personal property at Town Farm, 


3585 00 


Two Engine-houses and Shed, 


12000 00 


Two Steam Fire-engines and apparatus, 


10000 00 


One Hand-engine and apparatus, 


200 00 


One Hook and Ladder Truck, 


400 00 


Six Horses, 


1000 00 


Stone Breakers and Engine, 


3200 00 


Carts, Harnesses, and Tools, 


500 00 


Waterworks Property, 


200000 00 


Indian Ridge Land, 


4000 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery and Receiving Tomb, 


7000 00 


Hay Scales, 


350 00 


Safe in Town House, 


450 00 


Weights and measures, 


325 00 


Total, 


$533,210 00 



Overseers of Poor. 



The almshouse is in charge of Mr. and Mrs. George L. 
Burnham, whose management is entirely satisfactory to the 
overseers. 

ALMSHOUSE EXPENSES. 

Appropriation, March 1st, $4000 00 

Smith and Manning, groceries, $523 39 

George L. Burnham, superintendent, 700 00 

George L. Burnham, car fares ac. remov- 
ing paupers, 2 35 

New Home Sewing Machine Co., repairs 
on sewing machine, 

Nora Bowler, housework, 

G. Louis Burnham, labor, 

Jennie Wiggin, housework, 

J. L. Fuller, manure, 

Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 

Frank Boudin, cutting wood, 

L. F. Murch, manure, 

A. F. O'Connell, wheelwright work, 

D. A. Carlton, cows, 
Beach Soap Co., soap, 
T. J. Farmer, fish. 
F. E. Gleason, manure, 
F. E. Gleason, coal, 

E. W. Pierce, grain, 

Amount carried forward. 



3 


15 


204 


00 


260 


00 


28 


00 


71 


12 


36 


76 


28 


95 


24 75 


5 00 


90 00 


19 


60 


72 


21 


40 50 


229 


14 


214 


10 


12553 02 



58 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 

Amount brought forward, 
H. F. Chase, supplies, 
G. H. Parker, medicine, 
James Conlon, labor, 
A. Ward, supplies, 
Mrs. M. J. Kempton, labor, 
A. W. Caldwell, painting, 
J. P. Wakefield, provisions, 
J. E. Sears, shoes, 
George A. Mayer, harness work, 
Henry McLawlin, hardware, 
T. A. Holt & Co., groceries, 
Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 
Yalpey Brothers, provisions, 
J. H. Campion & Co., groceries, 
M. H. Gould, wood, 
H. D. Evans, trees, 
George L. Averill, fertilizer, 
T. E. Brown, lumber, 
P. A. Warren, clothing, 
H. P. Noyes, furniture, 
Andover Press, advertising, 
F. Putnam & Co., produce, 
Melvin P. Burnham. labor, 
Charles Jameson, killing hogs, 
Barnett Rogers, rent of pasture, 
Est. of D. I. C. Hidden, horse, 
Frank Saunders, labor, 
J. H. Russell, tomato plants, 
Lawrence Provision Co., provisions, 
J. W. Barnard & Son, shoes, 
J. W. Poor, wheelwright work, 
M. E. Austin, hardware, 
E. C. Pike, supplies, 

Amount carried forward, 



14000 00 



12553 


02 


2 


00 


22 65 


130 


00 


3 50 


56 


00 


23 


00 


143 


15 


28 


91 


12 


40 


45 


22 


390 


73 


36 


00 


245 


96 


41 


89 


8 00 


5 75 


46 


50 


5 


80 


41 


95 


65 


94 




50 


14 


10 


50 


00 


7 


50 


15 


00 


17 


00 


3 


75 


5 


00 


12 6b 


10 


02 


18 40 


13 


43 


14 43 


$4090 15 



59 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 

Amount brought forward, 
T. P. Harriinan. blacksmith work, 

A. Beauregard, wheelwright work, 
0. P. Chase, papers, 

S. H. Boutwell, cabbage plants, 
Louis Pierce, labor, 
George S. Fuller, veterinary services, 
Reid & Hughes, dry goods, 
Lawrence Rubber Co., rubber goods, 

C. A. Hardy & Son, brooms, 

B. F. Holt, ice, 
Benjamin Brown, shoes, 

McDonald & Hannaford, harness work, 
Arthur Bliss, medicine, 
John E. Hutcheson, fish, 
Mrs. Murphy, bread, 

D. Donovan, cow, 

Total expenditure, 
Overdrawn, 



14000 00 



14090 15 






24 95 






16 70 






7 62 






5 00 






53 50 






8 50 






104 34 






1 58 






5 00 






25 00 






9 40 






3 90 






42 55 






27 79 






15 44 






50 00 








$4491 


42 


1491 42 



EEPAIES ON ALMSHOUSE 
Appropriation, March 1st, 

M. McLawlin, hardware, 

E. C. Pike, labor and stock, 
Brainard Cummings, labor and stock, 
M. Y. Gleason, labor and stock, 
W. H. Welch, labor and stock, 
Richardson & Pitman, labor and stock, 
A. W. Caldwell, painting, 
Hardy & Cole, labor and stock, 

F. E. Dodge, labor and stock, 

Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended. 



$500 00 



34 04 




78 25 




40 92 




11 25 




57 95 




9 00 




20 99 




44 70 




9 10 






$306 20 






$193 80 



60 

RELIEF OUT OF ALMSHOUSE. 

$5000 00 



Appropriation, March 1, 




Warren Bailey, 


$117 00 


Joseph Hird, 


44 83 


Hannah Hayes 


107 25 


Child of Annie Qualey, 


103 00 


Fred S. Ellis, 


5 00 


Samuel 0. Cheever. 


82 48 


Kate Tobin, 


5 25 


Mary Holland, 


10 00 


Mrs. Campbell, 


45 75 


Julia Cotter, 


72 00 


Kate Forsaith, 


48 00 


Mary Fenlason, 


48 35 


Sarah McCready, 


146 20 


Mary Lord, 


155 75 


Robertina Crockett's family, 


88 00 


Elizabeth McGovern, 


84 50 


Mrs. J. Smith, 


33 67 


Hannah Connelly, 


48 00 


Mrs. Wm. B. Osgood, 


96 00 


Julia Murphy, 


6 50 


John Buckley, 


112 71 


Jessie Baxter, 


96 00 


John D. Lynch, 


120 00 


Ellen Connors, 


142 25 


Mary Comber, 


184 10 


Michael Troy, 


109 40 


Kate Rogers, 


211 94 


Rosetta Morrison, 


53 90 


Joseph Babine, 


6 00 


Kate Murray, 


63 00 


Eliza Martin, 


29 75 


William J. Driscoll, 


39 80 


D. J. Buckley, 


1 50 


Amount carried forward, 


~ 



12517 88 



61 

Appropriation, March 1st, $5000 00 

Amount brought forward, $2517 88 

John McCallum, 18 11 

Care of tramps at Ballard Vale, 5 50 

Railroad fares and expenses look- 
ing up pauper settlements, 
transporting paupers, and 
housing state paupers, 92 38 

$2633 87 



S0LDIEES' 


BELIEF. 


Ann Ahearne, 


$ 48 00 


George E. Pike, 


240 00 


Elmore Dane, 


108 00 


John C. Hovey, 


112 14 


Emma Shattuck, 


111 45 


William H. Hodgman, 


95 49 


George Craig, 


96 00 


Mary Russell, 


48 00 


Benjamin Cheever, 


165 40 


Jane Lindsay, 


225 86 


Mrs. L. M. Mason, 


60 00 



$1310 34 
PAID ON ACCOUNT OP COMMONWEALTH. 

Fred Rhodes, $ 23 44 ' 

John Porter, 26 74 

John Fraize, 13 80 

George Dixon, 1 50 

Charles Baker, 122 43 

Bridget Murphy, 6 00 

Bernard Sweeney, 30 41 

Anabella Leslie, 35 75 

Thomas White, 11 30 



$271 37 



Amount carried forward, $4215 58 



62 



Appropriation. March 1st, 




15000 00 


Amount brought forward, 




$4215 58 


PAID ON ACCOUNT OP CITIES AND TOWNS. 


Lynn, Lizzie A. Abbott, 


$ 40 00 




Carlisle, Frank Hatch. 


76 80 




No. Andover, Mrs. Harrington, 


, 48 50 




Lawrence, Mary Donahue, 


4 50 




Lowell, Lizzie Carroll, 


6 00 




Lynn, John Parton, 


75 


<ri7fi fifi 



PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Boston, Mary B. Lord, $ 30 50 

Boston, Mary O'Connor, 107 89 

Lawrence, Mrs. J. M. Abbott, 180 00 



$318 39 



PAID CITIES AND TOWNS- - SOLDIEES' RELIEF. 

Boston, Mrs. Nathan H. Gray, $ 18 60 
Rockland, Sarah D. Noland, 66 00 



LUNATIC 


HOSPITALS. 


Danvers, Mary Riley, 


$169 45 


Danvers, George F. Stevens, 


83 11 


Medfield, George F. Stevens, 


74 40 


Danvers, Olga Mayer, 


169 48 


Danvers, William B. Osgood, 


169 48 


Medfield, Henry Smith, 


146 00 


Danvers, Bridget Dwane, 


169 48 


Danvers, Bridget Hayes, 


169 46 


Danvers, Charles L. Holt, 


83 10 


Medfield, Charles L. Holt, 


74^40 


Danvers, John F. Abbott, 


65 00 




Jlfe1378 M 


Total expenditure, 


$6168 48 


Overdrawn, 


$1168 48 



63 




SUMMAKY OF OVERSEERS' 


ORDERS. 


Total Appropriation, March 1st, 


$9500 00 


Almshouse expenses, 


$4491 42 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


6168 48 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


306 20 


Total expenditure, 


flOQfifi 10 


'Plvt/UU J-V 


Overdrawn, 


$1466 10 



REPRESENTATIVE FUND. 

The interest on this fund has been given this year to Mrs. 
Mary Fenlason. 

The running expenses of the Town Farm will be about the 
same as last year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR BLISS, ^ „ 

Overseers 

SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, S. 

JOHN S. STARK, J °f Poor - 



Superintendent's Report. 



ALMSHOUSE. 



Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during the year, 31 

Whole number of weeks' board, 1307 

Average weekly expense for each inmate, first de- 
ducting the amount sold from the farm from the 
expense of the Almshouse, was $1 63 

Whole number of tramps, 50. 

EEMAINIM IN ALMSHOUSE 

Between eighty and ninety, 2 

Between seventy and eighty, ' 7 

Between sixty and seventy, 5 

Between fifty and sixty, 3 

Between forty and fifty, 5 

Between thirty and forty, 1 

Between twenty and thirty, 2 

Between ten and twenty, 1 

Between one and ten, 1 

Total, 27 

Number at beginning of the year, 23 

Number admitted, 8 

Number discharged, 3 



65 



PEKSONAL PKOPERTY AT THE ALMSHOUSE. 



Household furniture, 




81100 00 


Clothing, 




500 00 


Farm stock, 




600 00 


Farm tools, 




700 00 


Farm produce, 




500 00 


Fuel, 




150 00 


Provisions, 


)ENT'S PAEM ACCOUNT. 


100 00 


Total, 


83650 00 






SUPERINTENI 






Dr. 




To cash received for 






Hay, 




210 39 


Labor, 




485 55 


Board, 




137 50 


Vegetables, 




604 38 


Milk, 




633 78 


Cows, 




59 50 


Pigs, 




74 38 


Eggs and Poultry, 




49 15 


Gravel, 




18 10 


Horse, 




35 00 


Pasturing Cows, 




20 50 


Cabbage Plants, 




3 00 




82361 23 




Cr. 




By cash paid Town Treasurer, 


82361 23 



The running expenses of the Town Farm will be about the 
same as last year. 

GEORGE L. BURNHAM, Supt. 

Andover, Mass., Jan. 11, 1898. 



Fire Department. 



REPORT OF CHIEF ENGINEER. 



To the Board op Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the regulations of the 
Fire Department, I submit the following report : 

The force consists of five Engineers, eighteen members 
of Steamer Co. No. 1, and Hook and Ladder Truck, and 
ten members of the J. P. Bradlee Co. No. 1. 

The apparatus consists of one third-class steam fire en- 
gine, one two-horse hose wagon, one one-horse hose wagon, 
two hook and ladder trucks, and one supply wagon. There 
are about five thousand feet of hose in good condition. 

There have been twelve alarms of fire the past year : 

April 22. Wood, Spring Grove Cemetery. 

April 22. House, J. M. Bradley. 

April 23. House, J. M. Bradley. 

April 23. House, W. M. Wood. 

July 5. House, Smith & Dove M'f g Co. 

July 24. House, Mr. Sellers. 

Sept. 17. B. & M. R. R. 

Sept. 21. House, Wm. Blaney. 

Sept. 22. House, Geo. W. Simmons Estate. 

Nov. 13. House, Jerry Leary. 

Jan. 4. House, Miss Nellie Ellis. 



67 



113500 


00 


2000 


00 


300 


00 


250 


00 


1400 


00 


800 


00 


200 


00 


118450 


00 



SCHEDULE OF PROPERTY. 

Two Engine-houses and shed, 

One Steam fire-engine and apparatus, 

Three horses and harnesses, 

B. F. Smith hook and ladder truck, 

New hook and ladder truck, 

Two hose wagons, 

Hand engine, 

Total, 



I recommend an appropriation of $ 2500 for the running 
expenses of the ensuing year. 

1 also recommend an appropriation of $300 for care of 
fire alarm, $500 for Ballard vale engine house, $3500 for 
stable at engine house No. 1, and $3800 for new steamer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEWIS T. HARDY, 

Chief Engineer. 
Andover, Mass., Feb. 7, 1898. 



Police Department. 



REPORT OF CHIEF OF POLICE. 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the regulation of the 
Police Department, I submit my annual report. 

AEEESTS. 
The whole number of arrests for the year has been seventy- 
two (72) for the following causes : 

Assault and Battery, 5 

Assault, 6 

Disturbing the peace, 3 

Drunkenness, 11 

False pretenses, 1 

For out-of-town officers, 2 

Insane, 3 

Illegal Sale of Liquor, 2 

Illegal Keeping, 3 

Keeping Un-licensed Dog, 1 

Larceny, 3 

Malicious Mischief, 1 

Polluting Water 4 

Safe Keeping, 6 

Tramps, 3 

Trespass, 3 

Vagabonds, 2 

Vagrant, 1 

Violation of Town By-Laws, 7 

Violation of Lord's Day, 4 

Whole number of arrests, — 72 



69 

Disposal of cases : 

Committed to Lawrence Jail, 11 

Committed to Danvers Insane Asylum. 2 

Discharged at court, 10 

Paid fines, 43 

Prisoners turned over to out of town officers, 2 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Burglaries reported, 5 

Doors found open in stores and secured, 2 

Persons locked up, 28 

Value of property reported stolen, $300 00 

Value of equipments in the hands of Police, 100 00 

Amount of fines paid to Town Treasurer, 515 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE W. MEARS, 

Chief of Police. 



Cemetery Committee 



The Cemetery Committee herewith submit their annual 
report with a statement of the receipts and expenditures for 
the year ending January 1, 1898. 

The cemetery has been, as in the past few years, under 
the care of Mr. Vennard as Superintendent, and the grounds 
and avenues well kept and improved. 

In the near future it will be necessary to survey and lay 
out an additional number of lots which should be done at 
once. The proceeds from sale of wood as per Treasurer's 
report. 

Your Committee would recommend that an appropriation 
of $300 and the proceeds of the sale of lots be made for the 
survey and care of the cemetery for the coming year. 

WM. S. JENKINS, 
JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD, 
JOHN L. SMITH, 
GEORGE W. FOSTER, 
F. G. HAYNES, 
CHARLES GREENE, 
OLIVER VENNARD, 

Cemetery Committee. 
Andover, February 15, 1898. 



71 

REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SPRING GROVE OEMETERT. 

Or. 

Appropriation, 
Sale of lots, 



Dr. 

W. H. Higgins, 
T. Haggerty, 
John Allicon, 
Philip Allicon, 
W. H. Harrison, 
T. Connors, 
Merrick & Adams, 
H. McLawlin, 
George W. Foster, 
Smith & Manning, 
H. A. Hay ward, 
0. W. Vennard, 

Total expenditure, 425 72 

Balance unexpended, $41 28 



Received from Town as per last Report, $11711 02 

Received from Town this year, 200 00 

Received from sale of lots, wood, etc., 6861 67 



$200 


00 


267 


00 




$467 00 


$5 


50 


32 


38 


98 


50 


88 


5 


7 


50 


70 


91 


22 


50 


8 13 


53 


00 


5 


80 


7 


50 


75 


50 



$18772 69 
Less amount paid Town Treasurer, proceeds 

of sale of standing wood in previous years, 1095 83 

117676 86 



72 



Cost of land, 

Cost of improvements, as per 

last Report, 
Cost of improvements this year, 

Balance unexpended, 



Lots sold as per last Report, 
Lots sold this year, 

Whole number of single graves sold, 
Interments as per last Report, 
Interments this year, 
Whole number of interments, 



83000 00 




14209 86 




425 72 




117635 58 




41 28 




ft17fi7fi 


86 




231 




10 







241 




37 


499 




29 


528 



Respectfully submitted, 

O. W. YENNARD, 

Superintendent. 



Tax Collector's Account. 



Abraham Marland in Account with the Town of Andover. 

Dr. 

Amount due Town on Taxes; as by Report Jan. 12, 1897. 
1891 Taxes, $ 89 62 

Less error in bringing from 
previous report, 31 15 



1892 Taxes, 






58 47 

287 76 


1893 Taxes, 






1281 53 


1894 Taxes, 






2335 77 


1895 Taxes, 






4824 15 


1896 Taxes, 






12165 28 


Assessors' list 1897, 






73372 97 


Andover National Bar 


LkTax 1897, 
Cr. 




2064 49 




$96390 42 






Amount collected, 


$72584 63 




Abated, 


847 


61 




Uncollected, 


22958 


18 


196390 42 









Interest on Taxes, $302 25 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Collector. 
Andover, January 12, 1898. 

Feb. 7, 1898. Collected in addition to above since books 
were closed, $1472.09. 



Assessors' Report 



We herewith submit our Annual Report. 

Number of Male polls assessed, 1,435 

Personal Estate, $1,123,582 00 

Real Estate, 3,604,029 00 





$4,727,611 00- 


Poll-tax, $ 2,870 00 




Tax on Personal Estate, 16,853 73 




Tax on Real Estate, 54,060 44 






$73,784 17 




Rate of Tax per $1000, $15.00 


Number of 




Horses assessed, 


792 


Cows assessed, 


789 


Cattle other than Cows, 


154 


Swine, 


222 


Dwellings, 


1069 


Acres of land, 


18469 



ARTHUR BLISS, ) Assessors 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, \ of 
JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 



Treasurer's Account. 



LIABILITIES. 




Water Bonds, 




1157000 00 


Trustees of Memorial Hall, Notes, 


25000 00 


Notes, 




20500 00 


Interest on Notes and Bonds. 


i 


1492 63 


Bills payable, 




900 00 




$204892 63 


ASSETS. 




Cash on hand, Town Funds, 


$ 722 14 




Cash on hand, Waterworks, 


2667 39 


$3389 53 


Uncollected Taxes, 1891, 


44 49 


Uncollected Taxes, 1892, 


84 94 




Uncollected Taxes, 1893, 


1025 71 




Uncollected Taxes, 1894, 


1679 35 




Uncollected Taxes, 1895, 


3342 59 




Uncollected Taxes, 1896, 


6291 35 




Uncollected Taxes, 1897, 


10489 75 

$22958 18 



Sinking Funds, 5874 25 

Commonwealth, State Aid, 1857 00 

Commonwealth, Military Aid, 96 00 

Commonwealth, Pauper Acct., 271 37 

Cities and Towns, Pauper Acct., 176 55 

Concreting, 21 71 

Street Sprinkling, 115 70 



$8412 58 



$34760 29 
Balance against the Town, $170132 34 



76 



GEORGE A. PARKER, TREASURER, IN 
Dr. 



Balance from last year, 

Commonwealth, Corporation Tax, 

Commonwealth, Bank Tax, 

Commonwealth, Military Aid, 

Commonwealth, State Aid, 

Commonwealth, State Highway, 

A. Marland, Collector, taxes and interest, 

A. Marland, Collector, abatements, 

A. Marland, Town Clerk, Fees, 

G. E. Johnson, Supt., books sold, 

County Treasurer, dog tax, 

Geo. H. Poor, Esq., Fines, 

Fire Alarm Boxes sold, 

Scales sold, 

Est. J. H. Cochrane, Hay, 

J. J. Abbott, refunded, 

Hay Scales, 

Almhouse, 

Ballard vale Rents, 

Town House Rents, 

Town Hall, 

Cities and Towns, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, Lots sold, 

Water Rates, 

Notes, 

M. A. Malone, Relief Out, 

Relief out, Refunded, 

Concreting Sidewalks, 

Street Sprinkling, 

Licences, 



$597 


47 


8003 


61 


2724 


82 


96 


00 


1877 


00 


4482 


28 


72886 


88 


847 


61 


24 


00 


5 


45 


1157 


25 


515 


00 


200 


00 


30 


75 


6 


00 


36 


00 


51 


00 


2361 


85 


204 


17' 


120 


00 


18? 


00 


107 


83 


267 


00 


8011 


87 


90000 


00 


169 


92 


627 


89 


576 


50 


816 


12 


14 


00 


$197005 


27 





77 



AOOOUNT WITH THE TOWN OF ANDOVER, 



Cr. 



Cash paid Selectmen's Orders : 

Schools, 

Schoolhouses, 

Books and Supplies, 

Printing and Stationery, 

Street Lighting, 

Insurance, 

Interest, 

Snow, 

Horses and Drivers, 

Highways, 

State Highway, 

State Tax, 

County Tax, 

Fire Alarm, 

Dump, 

Fire Department, 

Town House, 

Town Officers, 

Miscellaneous, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 

Sidewalks, 

Redemption of Bonds, 

Hay Scales, 

Water Carts, 

Memorial Day, 

Dog Tax, (two years) 

Notes Paid, 

Drinking Fountain, 

Park Commissioners, 

250th Anniversary, 

Ridge Street, 

Maintenance, 

Sinking Fund, 

Abatement of Taxes, 
Overseers' Orders : 

Almshouse Expenses, 

Almshouse Repairs, 

Relief Out, 

State Aid, 

Military Aid, 

Cash on Hand, 



$19991 


52 


2499 


71 


1487 


98 


700 


00 


3919 


81 


596 


03 


9388 


41 


555 


31 


2612 


46 


8314 


61 


4479 


06 


4296 


67 


4686 


40 


2677 


86 


10 


50 


3200 


00 


767 


16 


4035 


96 


2080 


38 


425 


72 


2148 


40 


5000 


00 


25 


00 


630 


00 


200 


00 


1157 


25 


89000 


00 


113 


07 


197 


19 


806 


00 


513 


10 


4400 


00 


825 


00 


899 


61 


4491 


42 


306 


20 


6796 


34 


1857 


00 


192 


00 


722 


14 


$197005 


27 



78 
WATERWORKS. 

George A. Parker, Treasurer, in account with the Town of Andover. 

Dr. 

Balance on hand, January 12, 1897, $1654 21 

Maintenance, 4400 00 

Service-pipe, 4317 21 

Redemption of Bonds, 5000 00 

Interest, 6400 00 

$21771 42 
Or. 
Orders paid, " $9744 03 

Bonds Redeemed, (Nos. 37, 38 and 39) 3000 00 
Interest on Bonds, 6360 00 

Balance, deposited Andover Nat. Bank, 2667 39 

-121771 42 



Two bonds and thirteen coupons have not been presented 
for redemption. 

SINKING FUNDS. WATER LOAN. 

Dr. 

Balance as per last report, Jan. 12, 1897, $4845 50 

Received from Town, 675 00 

Interest, 200 75 

15721 22 
Or. 
Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $1805 15 
Deposited in Central Savings Bank, 229 56 

Deposited in Haverhill Savings Bank, 950 5Q 

Deposited in Lowell Five Cents Savings 

Bank, 154 52 

Deposited in Essex Savings Bank, 853 75 

Deposited in City Institution for Savings, 643 32 

Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank, 1084 39 

$5721 25 



MEMOEIAL HALL NOTES. 






Dr. 






Received from Town, #150 
Interest, 3 


00 
00 


1153 00 






Or. 






Deposited in Lowell Institution for Savings, 




$153 00 


WAKE SIDEWALK FUND. 




Amount as per last report, $87 
Andover Savings Bank, interest, 3 


89 

52 


$91 41 


Ob. 




Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 




$91 41 







EI0HAEDS0N FUND. FETE VILLAGE SCHOOL. 

Amount as per last report, $1046 47 

Andover Savings Bank, interest, 42 26 

,$1088 73 

Or. 
Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 1088 73 



SPEING GE0VE 0EMETEEY FUND. 

Amount as per last report, $550 00 

Lawrence Savings Bank, interest, 22 22 

Deposited in Lawrence Savings Bank, $572 22 



80 

TRUST FUNDS TOR CARE OP CEMETERY LOTS. 

Cash deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 
Interest to January, 1897, 

Paid for care of lots, 1897, 



2;s Bank, 


$2000 00 
154 06 

$2154 06 
71 00 




$2083 06 


GEO. A. 


PARKER, 

Treasurer. 



Andover, Jan. 15, 1898. 



Cornell Fund. 



Amount of Fund, 
Deposited in Savings Bank, 

Cash on hand, 1897, 
Dividends, 1897, 



Amount expended, 
Cash on hand, 





$5000 00 
5000 00 


$ 65 18 
# 264 00 




$258 27 

70 86 


$329 13 




$329 IS 



FRANK E. GLEASON, ) 
JOSEPH A. SMART, \ Trusters. 
CHARLES GREENE, \ 



Andover. Mass., February, 1898. 



Auditors' Certificate. 



We have this day examined the accounts of the several 
Town Officers and find them correctly cast and satisfactory 
vouchers for all payments made. 

The Town Treasurer has on deposit in the Andover 
National Bank six hundred and eighty-one dollars and twen- 
ty-three cents ($681.23), and forty dollars and ninety-one 
cents ($40.91) in cash, and twenty-six hundred and sixty- 
seven dollars and thirty-nine cents ($2667.39) to the credit 
of the water loan. 

LOUIS A. DANE, 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS, 
CHARLES B. JENKINS, 

Auditors. 
Andover, Mass., Jan. 29, 1898. 



Sewer Commissioners' Report. 



To the Citizens of Andover : 

Your Board of Sewer Commissioners feel that they have 
done all in their power to enable them to place the whole 
question of a system of sewers for the Town before you for 
definite action, and in doing so a brief review of the question 
as it has been before the Town since the election of the 
Board, would seem desirable. 

This Board was created at a special Town Meeting held 
May 22, 1893, the Town at that time electing a Board of 
Sewer Commissioners under the provisions of Chapter 236, 
Acts of 1893. They immediately advised with the State 
Board of Health and secured the services of McChntock and 
Woodfall, engineers, to make a complete survey of the Town 
and plans and estimates of the various systems possible. The 
report of the engineers was substantially as follows : 

" The report is accompanied by a map of that part of the 
Town of which we have made a study, and a set of profiles 
showing the levels on each street, and grade of proposed 
sewers with location of manholes, etc. The Town of Andover 
is made up of several villages. In our study we have planned 
for Main, Frye and Abbott Villages and Ballard Vale. 

The main village lies on high ground, while the remaining 
villages lie along the banks of the Shawsheen River. After 
a careful study we have come to the conclusion that it was 
best to plan a system so that the sewage could all be dis- 
charged at one point. 



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The area for which we have planned sewers is 1000 acres ; 
the present population is about 6200 ; we have planned for a 
future population of 15,000. Our main sewer is planned to 
carry 3,000,000 per day, or at the rate of 200 gallons per 
person per day. In figuring the size of our outlet we have 
allowed 75 gallons per day per person. As this will all flow 
off. say in 18 hours, we shall have a flow at the rate of 100 
gallons per person per day. The amount of ground water 
that will find its way into the sewers is uncertain and 
depends on the character of the ground, and the care with 
which the sewers are built. Observations on existing sewers 
show that we may expect as much water from extraneous 
sources as we get from the houses. This gives us 200 gal- 
lons per person per day or at the rate of 3,000,000 per day 
for a population of 15,000. 

The sewers are planned to carry only house drainage ; no 
surface water should be admitted. The surface or storm 
water can easily be taken care of by the present water 
courses. The cost of a system of sewers planned large enough 
to carry storm water would be about three times, that of one 
planned to carry house drainage only. As the extra cost 
would be so large and the benefits derived so small from the 
building of a combined sewer, we recommend the building of 
a system for house drainage only. A carelul study of the 
levels shows that the sewage can all be collected at a point on 
Haverhill street near Poorhouse Road. The sewers as a rule 
have good grades, the small sewers having a fall of 5 feet in 
1000. 

The question of an outlet has been one requiring consid- 
erable study. The natural f outlet is into the Shawsheen 
River ; but this, on account of its small size and sluggish 
current, would not be a suitable point for a permanent 
outlet and probably would not be approved by the State 
Board of Health. 

A second point where the sewage might be discharged is 
on filter beds along the bank of the Shawsheen below Frye 



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Village. The soil at this point is unfit for sewerage purifi- 
cation and would have to be removed and replaced by gravel 
drawn about a mile. These beds would cost from $6000 to 
$7000 per acre to prepare. 

There is only available land enough to last a few years, 
and then the sewer would have to be extended to the Merri- 
mac River or a pumping plant put in and the sewage pumped 
to other land. We should not recommend treatment on 
land at this point. 

A third point of discharge is into the Merrimac River by 
means of a sewer about three miles long, following the 
general line of the Shawsheen River. The sewer would be a 
24-inch pipe laid on a grade of one foot in 1000. There will 
be a number of deep cuts and in several places the sewer will 
have to be built on an embankment, and in other places 
covered by banking over the sewer. This line will give a 
permanent outlet, and one requiring the minimum annual 
expenditure to maintain, as the Superintendent of Sewers 
can look out for this line as well as the sewers lying in town. 
The sewers should be provided with an overflow into the 
Shawsheen River for use when the Merrimac River is high. 
The outlet would be into the Merrimac River at the mouth 
of the Shawsheen River. If any trouble should arise at this 
point the sewer might be extended into deep water by means 
of an iron pipe. 

In view of the large additional expense to continue the 
sewer to the Merrimac River we think it but fair to look for 
temporary relief. In this line we suggest a temporary outlet 
into the Shawsheen River at a point 1200 feet from Haverhill 
Street. The sewage could be brought to this point on such 
a grade that it could be continued to the Merrimac River at 
any time. 

This outlet would require the building of a settling tank 
that would take out all of the solid matter, allowing only the 
soluble matter to reach the Shawsheen River. A small filter 



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bed could be built to receive the sludge or it could be com- 
posted. 

While this method of disposal would not do as a permanent 
thing we cannot see why with constant attention it might not 
work all right until the amount of sewage became so great 
by extension of the sewerage system as to cause the river to 
be polluted. When this happens, or in case the Shawsheen 
River is used as a water supply, the outlet to the Merrimac 
would have to be built. The estimated cost of this scheme 
including the sewer from settling tank to Lowell Street, 
settling tank, house over tank, gates, 2-acre filter bed, drain, 
etc., is $6498 00 

15 per cent, for engineering and contingencies 975 00 



Total, $7473 00 

If this outlet could be used for a few years it would give 
time for the building of sewers most needed. After these 
were paid for the Town could build the outlet and would not 
feel the burden so much as they would to build both at once. 
It is also well to consider that the interest saved will go far 
toward building the outlet when required into the Merrimac 
River.*' 

This report was transmitted to the Town March 6th, 1894, 
and referred back to the Commissioners with instructions to 
report at the next annual Town Meeting. By vote of the 
Town at the annual meeting of 1895, the subject of sewerage 
was postponed to an adjourned meeting which was held 
March 20th, 1895, at which time your Board of Sewer Com- 
missioners presented the following report : 

Supplementary Report of Sewage Commissioners, 
March 14th, 1895. 

To the Citizens of Andover : 

Your Sewer Commission make the following report in addition to 
that made in March, 1894. 

At that time the Commissioners published the report of the en- 



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gineers employed by them to make surveys and estimates for the 
whole town. From the report which they then made, the Commiss- 
ioners thought it might be better to seek temporary relief by enter- 
ing the Shawsheen River at a point below Frye Village, but on a 
thorough examination of the whole subject, including an equitable 
adjustment of assessments, they are unanimously of the opinion that 
the Town should be prepared to carry the outlet to the Merrimack, 
and in estimating cost, increase in taxation and assessments, this 
outlet has been figured. That part of the town which will require 
sewers in the next ten or fifteen years, lies on the east side of the 
Shawsheen River, and the whole of the occupied area of that portion 
of the town has been estimated. 

The general laws relating to sewers and sewer assessments are 
very elastic, allowing the Town to pay from one-fourth to two-thirds 
of the entire expense, but in light of the fact that the benefits to be 
derived are largely felt by the abutters on streets in which sewers 
may be laid, the expense should fall largely on them. If the Town 
provides the outlet from Frye Village to the Merrimack it will 
have done its part and the remainder of the expense should be 
bourne by the abutters. This would mean one-third of the entire 
cost of the contemplated system that will be required during the 
next fifteen years ; viz : 79724 feet of sewers at an estimated cost of 
$166,490. The part to be bourne by the abutters would be 2-3X 
$166,490 equals $111,020, which divided on a frontage of 95,293 
feet equals $1.17 per foot front, to be paid by the abutters, provided 
the Town bears one-third of the expense. 

The probable effect on property owners will be 

Interest on $55000 at 4 per cent., $2200 

Care and superintendence, 800 



Total expense, $3000 

equal to a tax levy of about 65 cents per $1000. Should the Town 
pay but one-fourth of the expense, the assessment on abutters will 
be about $1.31 per foot front, and the tax levy be about 50 cents 
per $1000. 

These figures, as regards assessments, are made from a careful 
study of that portion of the town mentioned, and ample allowance 
has been made for property not liable to assessment. In the matter 
of [assessments there [are several ways in which they may be ad- 



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justed ; by assessing the frontage per lineal foot and by areas, are 
the more common ways. Your Commissioners are of the opinion 
that the most equitable way is a combination of both of these plans, 
assessing a part as a frontage tax and a part by the area contained 
between the street line and a line parallel to and 120 feet distant 
from it, no portion of said area to be assessed twice. This method 
leaves no room for question as to the proper size of corner lots, etc. 

Whatever may be the method of assessment, the burden can be 
lightened by apportioning the assessment through a number of 
years, and the Legislature has, in case of various towns, allowed 
apportionment extending over a period of ten years, and there is no 
reason why Andover should not enjoy the same privilege. The 
Commissioners recommend, first, that that portion of the system of 
sewers planned by McClintock & Woodfalls, lying on the east side 
of the Shawsheen River, together with the outlet to the Merrimack 
River, be adopted by the Town, and that the Commissioners be in- 
structed to proceed with the construction of that portion of the 
system which they deem for the best interests of the Town. 

Second, that the Commissioners be instructed to petition the 
General Court for an act empowering the Town of Andover to lay 
and maintain an outlet sewer through the Town of North Andover 
and City of Lawrence, authorizing the issue of bonds to an amount 
not exceeding $50,000 in excess of the debt limit as prescribed by 
law, and authorizing the apportionment of sewer assessments into 
ten annual payments. 

That the citizens may fully understand the cost of the proposed 
improvement, a few estimates are appended. These estimates 
are ample and are made for sewers of a capacity for a population of 
15,000. 
Total cost of complete system as planned by 

McClintock & Woodfalls, $232000 00 

Cost of system as recommended by Com- 
missioners, 166490 00 
Cost of portion of system for which there 
seems to be an immediate necessity : 

With tank emptying into Shawsheen, 75645 00 

With outlet into Merrimack, 127500 00 

Estimated assessment, town paying 1-3 cost, $1.17 per front foot 



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Estimated assessment, town paying 1-4 cost, $1.31 per front foot 
Estimated increase in tax rate, town paying 

1-3, 65 cents 

Estimated increase in tax rate, town paying J> 

1-4, 50 cents 

The tax for a few years, or until assessments shall be made, would 
be about three times this amount per year. 

At that meeting the second recommendation contained in 
this report was acted on, and it was 

Voted, That the Town, by its Sewer Commissioners, 
petition the General Court for authority to establish a system 
of sewerage with an outlet therefor through North Andover 
and Lawrence into the Merrimac River ; for authority to issue 
bonds for construction of its system of sewerage in excess of 
municipal indebtedness; for authority to apportion sewer 
assessments over a term of years, and to do all other acts 
necessary and convenient to the introduction of sewerage in 
said Town of Andover. 

Voted, That five hundred dollars be raised and appropri- 
ated for the use of the Sewer Commissioners in further 
investigating the matter of sewerage. 

Owing to an undesirable section which was enacted in the 
bill which was presented to the General Court, your Commis- 
sioners did not deem it advisable to ask the Town to accept 
it, and turned their attention to the devising of some scheme 
whereby sewage could be treated economically, and visited 
Brockton and Worcester to investigate the practicability of 
applying the schemes which are there in use to the in eds of 
Andover, but could not satisfy themselves as to the propriety 
of their application. They reported to this effect at the 
annual meeting in 18P6, and asked authority to petition the 
General Court for the repeal of the undesirable section of the 
Andover Sewer Act. The Town 

Voted, That the Town instruct the Hewer Commissioners 
to appeal to the Legislature to repeal Section 15 of Chapter 
386, of the Acts of 1895, entitled "An act to authorize the 



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Town of Andover to establish a system of sewerage." Owing 
to its being late in the session the General Court referred the 
bill to the Legislature of 1897. 

Your Commissioners during 1896, were mainly employed 
in investigating the various systems of purification, and 
visited Brentwood, N. H., for the purpose of seeing the 
" Glover System" in operation. This system proved in no 
way desirable for Andover. 

At the annual meeting of 1897, owing to non-action on the 
part of the General Court, your Commissioners recommended 
that no definite action be taken. During 1897, Section 15, 
of Chapter 386, Acts of 1895, was amended by the General 
Court, and your Board of Sewer Commissioners feel justified 
in asking the Town to accept it as amended. 

Practically starting where we left off in 1895, referring 
back to report of that year and the events of later date, we 
would recommend 

First, That Chapter 386. Acts of 1895, as amended by 
Chapter 130, Acts of 1897, be accepted by the Town. 

Second, That that portion of the system of Sewers planned 
by McClintock and Woodfall, lying on the east side of the 
Shawsheen River, together with the outlet to the Merrimac 
River be adopted by the Town. 

Third, That the Town authorize the issue of Bonds to be 
designated The Sewer Loan, to the amount of eighty thousand 
dollars, the proceeds from sale of said bonds to be used for 
sewer construction. 

Fourth, That the Sewe** Commissioners be instructed to 
proceed with the construction of that portion of the sewer 
system which they believe to be a present necessity, together 
with a system of tanks emptying into the Shawsheen River at 
a convenient point below Frye Village. 

Respectfully submitted, 

; WM. S. JENKINS, ) g 

J. L. SMITH, S n b ™ e * 

JOHN E. SMITH, j Commissioners. 



Park Commissioners' Report. 



To the Citizens of the Town of Andover : 

In presenting their first annual report to the town, the 
Park Commissioners wish to express gratitude for a map 
which was put into their hands by the Selectmen of the town, 
containing accurate and minute details with reference to the 
Carmel Woods, and also valuable suggestions as to the prop- 
er way in which the woods might be developed for park pur- 
poses. The plan was of great value to the Commissioners, 
and they have availed themselves, so far as possible, of the 
suggestions contained in it. 

With the limited amount of money at their disposal for the 
year 1897, they decided that it was clearly their duty to ex- 
pend the whole amount so far as it would go in opening up 
Carmel Woods. They accordingly laid out a carriage trail 
following, as far as possible, any existing cart trail, through 
the extreme length of the park, and in the middle of the park 
carrying the trail in an approximately circular form around 
the highest part of the woods, thereby making a central 
drive to which they have given the name of " The Outlook." 
Several narrow footpaths have been made by one of the 
Commissioners, and it is hoped that as soon as spring weath- 
er opens this work may be further extended. In opening 
the carriage trail they were greatly aided by the courtesy of 
Mr. John H. Flint, who gave to them the right to cross over 
a portion of his land adjoining the park land, thus giving to 
the park a suitable temporary entrance. 

An account of the expenditures by the Commissioners for 
the year 1897 will be found at the end of this report. 

It would be of very great value if such wood as is cut 
down could be sold and the proceeds taken to be used in 



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further development of the park, and for this purpose an ar- 
ticle is inserted in the warrant for the Town Meeting giving 
the Park Commissioners power to sell such wood as they may 
cut down. 

There should he a considerable clearing out of underbrush, 
and dead wood throughout the twenty-nine acres, this being 
deemed necessary as preventing fires and as giving existing 
trees a better chance for growth. They would recommend 
also the provision of seats at various places in the park, and 
they believe that in order to produce the best results, trees, 
wherever growing close together, or undesirable trees inju- 
rious to the development of other trees, should be cut down. 
They also think that the existing carriage road should be 
widened so that teams could pass in either direction. 

The entrance on High Street needs considerable work and 
expenditure of money in order to make it presentable and 
safe for passage, and it also seems desirable to have an en- 
trance to the park at some other place, and having this in 
view they have found out that an entrance can be purchased 
at the southwest corner of the park through land of Mr. John 
H. Flint including the street near the late residence of Mr. 
Joseph M. Bradley. This street and the continuation of it 
to the park will not only provide a new entrance to the park, 
but will give to persons going toward the park some of the 
most desirable views from high land that can be found in 
Andover. The price of this land, together with the land al 
ready used as a temporary entrance, (comprising about 4 1-2 
acres), is one thousand dollars, and the Commissioners ear- 
nestly recommend that this amount be expended for the pur- 
pose. 

For the further prosecution of work in the park, cutting 
down trees and clearing out underbrush, they ask for the 
sum of one thousand dollars, hoping with that amount to be 
able to open up the territory and make it what it was in- 
tended to be : a park for the use of the citizens. In the fu 
ture only a small yearly expenditure will be necessary. 



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RICHARDSON FIELD. 



The Commissioners report in regard to this field, which 
contains 155,542 square feet, that the owners ask seven 
cents per square foot for this land. The small lot of land, 
owned by Mr. J. W. Berry at the northeast corner of the 
Richardson field containing upwards of 18,000 square feet, 
can be purchased for about $1,^50. Upon the figures above 
named the determination of the cost of the two lots is made 
easy anc J amounts to the somewhat large sum of $12,137.94. 
These prices might possibly, in case of an actual purchase, 
be very much reduced, and, in case of a failure between the 
Commissioners and the various owners to agree upon a price, 
the land could be taken by right of eminent domain and the 
final determination of price be left to the award of a jury, 
and it is highly probable that a jury would allow for both 
lots a value much below the sum above named. 

Considerable time has been devoted to plans looking 
toward the development of Richardson field either as a park 
or for playground purposes. The great obstacle to the de- 
velopment of the field is, of course, the brook, a»d also the 
generally low situation of the land, which renders it, at cer- 
tain seasons of the year, almost impassable and which makes 
it generally moist. In order to drain the field it would be 
necessary undoubtedly to lower the brook and change its 
course. From the point where the brook enters the field to 
where it flows under the culvert at Bartlet Street there is a 
fall of over three feet. By taking advantage of this fall the 
brook could probably be lowered, sufficiently to give a prop- 
er flow to the water, and then covered over so that it would 
no longer be an obstacle to the full enjoyment of the field, 
or detrimental to the beauty of its appearance ; but whatever 
is done by way of lowering the brook will have to be supple- 
mented by raising the grade of the field, which can only be 
brought about by filling, and it is estimated by a competent 
engineer that on the average the field should be filled in 
about two feet above its present level. 



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In order, however, to make Richardson field an ideal 
source of beauty to the town, it should be made a portion of 
the grounds surrounding the school buildings on Bartlet 
Street, and in order to adapt it thoroughly to this purpose 
the street between Richardson field and the Punchard school 
field should be discontinued altogether, or if not discontinued 
should be raised up to such an extent as to make its existence 
there no detriment either to the beauty of the Richardson 
field or to its uses as a ball ground or general playground. 
For this purpose some considerable grading would be needed 
near the Punchard school, and the area of the park by the 
land taken from the Punchard school field could be very 
much increased. 

In presenting the above particulars with reference to the 
Richardson field, your Commissioners consider that they have 
done all that they were required to do by the vote at the last 
Town meeting, and instead of recommending the purchase 
of the land, they prefer to leave the matter for the determi- 
nation of the citizens. Inasmuch, however, as the Richard- 
son field to-day has no houses upon it, they would invite the 
citizens to consider whether it might not now be a good plan 
for the town to take it and to hold it for such improvement 
as in time it may be deemed wise to make upon it. 

THE CARE OF TREES. 

Under Chapter 428 of the Acts of 1897, there is cast upon 
the Park Commissioners of Andover the duty to care for 
all trees in the highways. There are other existing statutes 
which provide for the care of trees by an officer known as 
Tree Warden, or, again, under a statute passed in 1897, a 
Forester. Chapter 428, Acts of 1897, seems to throw the 
care of trees upon Park Commissioners, and to make it man- 
datory that the Commissioners shall care for them. Under 
these circumstances, until a Tree Warden or a Forester is 
appointed, there would seem to be no authority in anybody 
but the Park Commissioners to attend to the trees. As the 



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care of trees in the highways would require more time than 
the Commissioners can give, they recommend the appoint- 
ment of a Tree Warden. The statutes of the Commonwealth 
allow the driving of what are known as '• State nails" into 
certain trees which thereby are set apart and protected fully 
by the law, which inflicts heavy penalties upon any person 
cutting down these trees, and, in case the town does not ap- 
point an officer to care for trees, there are many trees in the* 
highways your Commissioners would like to protect in this 
manner, and they ask for an appropriation of two hundred 
dollars in order that a person under their supervision may 
be employed to care for the trees in the highways in case the 
town should not appoint an officer for that purpose. 

ACCOUNT OF THE EXPENDITURES ON THE CARMEL WOODS. 

Henry Prevo, 27 days, 7 1-2 hours, at |1.75, $48.71 

Wesley Richardson, 2 days, at #1.50, . 3.00 

Francis H. Foster, laying out " The Outlook." 2.00 

Henry McLawlin, 1 grub hoe, 1 pick handle, blasting 

powder, 1.25 

Joseph T. Lovejoy, pair horses, 12 days, 7 1-2 hours, 

at 83.00, 
Joseph T. Lovejoy, 12 days, 7 1-2 hours, at -11.50, 
Hugh Malcolm, " " " " <■ $1.75, 
S. A. Lovejoy, " " " « " $1.50, 

Anderson & Bowman, sharpening drills, hoes and 

picks, 
Hardy & Cole, for fence, signs, etc., 

Total, $197.19 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALBERT POOR, ) p 7 

WM. G. GOLDSMITH, } n 2 arlc . 
FRANK S. MILLS, Commissioners. 



. 38.50 


19.25 


22.46 


19.25 


.35 


42.42 



Board of Health Report. 



The Board of Health herewith presents its annual report 
to the citizens of Andover : 

It will be noticed in the tabulated report appended, that 
our Town has still kept up to its former record in regard to 
immunity from any serious epidemic, and our low rate of 
mortality is still in evidence. We must, however, call your 
attention to the increasing need of a proper system of sewer- 
age, not only for the immediate disposal of our waste water, 
but to keep, so far as we are able, our town land in such 
condition that it may not become a source of contagion and 
mortality. 

During the past year the usual number of nuisances have 
been brought to our notice, and have been attended to and 
-adjusted without recourse to law, and our requirements have 
as a rule been promptly complied with. It should be held 
constantly in mind, however, that this Board is not consti- 
tuted to act as referee in matters personal, or to attend to 
cases brought to its notice by anonymous letters. The 
history of the Board of Health in Andover since its institu- 
tion, has been one of progression, not due to the work of any 
one individual, but to the fact that our citizens have and are 
learning the value of the great factor of cleanliness, and your 
Board asks the hearty cooperation of every citizen in the 
maintenance of the healthful conditions of our town, by 
suggestion of ideas or the report of any unsanitary circum- 
stances. 



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The artistic decoration of various vacant lots about town 
with ashes, tin cans, boots and general refuse has been 
greatly modified by the work of the A. V. I. rf., but unfortu- 
nately unsightly heaps of refuse cannot always be rated 
under the general head of nuisances, or dangerous to the 
public health — while less conspicuous points are serious 
nuisances but unsuspected. 

The subject of Milk Inspection we trust will be taken up 
the coming year, for it certainly comes home forcibly to 
e\ery individual, and from a somewhat hasty examination of 
several specimens, your Board feels that all venders of milk 
should only be allowed to sell under proper inspection. The 
fact that the party who finally sells milk from his wagon or 
store to the consumer, is the responsible party, should cause 
the honest retailer to he very cautious that the milk he 
receives or sells is up to the standard in every respect. 

The subject of Vaccination is again brought to the notice 
of parents, and the law is well known. The Physician of 
your Board has not insisted upon the immediate attention to 
this rule which might be required in certain localities, and 
again, that families who have a preference could have the 
opportunity to employ their own medical advisor. Hereafter 
the law will be strictly complied with, and this notice will be 
considered sufficient for all our citizens. 

Your Board is not only ready, but willing, to give advice 
upon any subject pertaining to the public health, in-so-far as 
it is able, and will be pleased to secure special advice upon 
such subjects as the analysis of water, milk, articles supposed 
to contain poisons, as arsenic in wall-paper, etc. 

Report of contagious diseases : 

Scarlet Fever 5 Diphtheria 8 

Typhoid Fever 1 Measles 68 

ARTHUR BLISS, ) Board 

HOWELL F. WILSON. of 

C. E. ABBOTT. M. D., Sec'y. ) Health. 



Punchard Free School. 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School submit to the Town this 
account showing; their Receipts and Expenditures for the year 1897, and 
the Condition of the Fund at the close of the year. 

TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE YEAR 1897. 



PRINCIPAL. 

Amount of the Fund January 1, 1897, 
This remains unchanged December 81. 
It is invested as follows : 
Real Estate Mortgages 
On deposit awaiting investment, 
In Savings Bank, 



$73275 00 

1675 00 

55 00 



$75005 00 



$75005 00 



INCOME. 



Balance on hand January 1, 1897, 
Interest collected on mortgages, 
Interest on deposit in Trust Co., 
Book assessment paid by pupils, 

Expended as per statement below. 
Balance on hand December 31, 1897, 



$1040 88 

4084 4 7 

84 98 

283 75 

$4696 22 
797 86 



$5494 08 



DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENSES. 

Frank O. Baldwin, Principal, 
Mary E. Dern, Assistant, 
Jean S. Pond, Assistant, 
Charlotte Norris, Assistant, 
Mary E. Carter, Assistant, 



$1799 


55 


642 


15 


573 


00 


544 


00 


376 


00 



Amount carried forward. 



$3934 70 



99 



Amount brought forward, $3934 70 

Frederic Palmer, Chairman Visiting Committee, 100 00 

Geo. H. Poor, Treasurer, 200 00 

American Express Co., 45 

Andover Press, Printing, 8 75 

Frank O. Baldwin, supplies, 9 10 

Arthur Bliss, chemicals, 23 75 

C. C. Bourne, tuning piano, 2 50 

G. C. Cannon, filling diplomas, 5 00 

G. A. Higgins & Co., books and supplies, 333 70 

L. E. Knott Co., supplies, 77 39 

Henry P. Noyes, repairs, 88 

Total expenses, $4696 22 



GEO. H. POOR, 

Treasurer. 



January 1,1! 



Examined, and found correct. 



GEORGE A. PARKER, 
M. E. GUTTERSON, 

Auditors. 



FREDERIC PALMER, HORACE H. TYER, 
FRANK R. SHIPMAN, GEORGE H. POOR, 
ROBT. A. MacFADDEN, MYRON E. GUTTERSON, 
GEORGE A. PARKER, SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, 

Trustees. 



DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS. 



The following is a list of appropriations. 


a part of these 


are the amounts recommended by several of tl 


lie departments. 


Those marked thus * are the amounts of last 


year. 


Schools. 


$21000 00 


School-Houses, 


2000 00 


School-Books and Supplies, 


1500 00 


*Repairs on Highways and Bridges, 


3000 00 


*Macadamized Roads, 


4000 00 


^Sidewalks, 


1500 00 


^Removing Snow, 


500 00 


Town Officers, 


5000 00 


Town House, 


1000 00 


Waterworks. Maintenance, 


4200 00 


Sinking Fund, 


875 00 


Fire Department. Running Expenses, 


2500 00 


New Apparatus, Stable and Repairs, 


7800 00 


Fire Alarm, Maintenance, 


300 00 


Horses and Drivers, 


3000 00 


^Street Lighting, 


4100 00 


Printing and Stationery, 


700 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


200 00 


Memorial Day, 


200 00 


State Aid, 


lboo oo 


Military Aid, 


300 00 


Expenses of Almshouse, 


4000 00 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


5000 00 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


500 00 


State Tax, 


5000 00 


County Tax, 


5000 00 


Abatement of Taxes, 


300 00 


^Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, . 


9500 00 


Insurance, 


500 00 


Hay Scales, 


50 00 


Miscellaneous, 


1500 00 


' Total, 


896625 00 


Respectfully submitted, 




ARTHUR BLISS, 


) Selectmen 


SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, 


of 


JOHN S. STARK, 


\ Andover. 



TOWN WARRANT. 



ESSEX SS : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover. Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of 
the Town of Andover, qualified to vote in town affairs, to 
meet and assemble in the Town House, in said Andover, on 
Monday, the seventh day of March, 1898, at nine o'clock, 
a. M.j to act on the following articles, namely : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2nd. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector 
of Taxes, one member of the Board of Selectmen, Assessors 
and Overseers of the Poor for one year or three years as the 
meeting may determine, and one member for one year to fill 
vacancy, one member of the Board of Health for three yeai^, 
and one member for two years to fill vacancy, three members 
of the School Committee for three years, one Water Commis- 
sioner for three years, one Trustee of the Memorial Hall for 
seven years, one Sewer Commissioner for three years, Super- 
intendent of Streets, five Trustees of Punchard School for 
three years, one or more Auditors of Accounts, Constables, 
Fence Viewers, Field Drivers, Surveyors of Lumber, a Pound 
Keeper, Fire Wards and any other officers the town may 
determine to choose. 



102 

Article 3d. — To take action on the following question: 
" Shall Licenses be granted for the sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this town ? " 

Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for Schools, School-houses, School Books and 
Supplies, Highways and Bridges, Sidewalks, Removing 
Snow, Horses and Drivers, Town Officers, Town House, Hay 
Scales, Fire Department, Insurance, Street Lighting, Print- 
ing and Stationary, Spring Grove Cemetery, Memorial Day, 
State and Military Aid, Waterworks, Interest on Bonds, 
Funds and Notes, State and County Taxes, Abatement of 
Taxes, Almshouse Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, 
Repairs on Almshouse and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 5th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for a Steam Fire Engine on petition of the Engi- 
neers. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for an addition to the present Engine House No. 1, 
for a stable, on petition of the Engineers. 

Article 7th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to paint and repair Engine House at Ballard Yale, 
on petition of Engineers. 

Article 8th. — To see if the Town will accept Chapter 386, 
Acts of 1895, as amended by Chapter 139, Acts of 1897, 
entitled an Act to authorize the Town of Andover to establish 
a system of Sewerage. 

Article 9th. — To see if the Town will accept that portion 
of the system of sewers shown on plan of McClintock and 
Woodfall, dated January, 1894, lying on the east side of the 
Shawsheen River, together with the outlet to the Merrimac 
River, as a sewerage system and authorize the construction 
thereof. 



103 

x\rticle 10th. — To see if the Town will authorize the issue 
of Eighty Thousand Dollars of Bonds for Sewer construction, 
on recommendation of Sewer Commissioners- 
Article 11th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to extend the concrete walk around the southerly 
end of Crescent Park, on petition of the Village Improvement 
Society. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town vote to and will revoke 
its acceptance of the laws providing for the election of Select- 
men, Assessors and Overseers of the Poor, for terms of three 
years, on petition of George H. Poor and nineteen others. 

Article 13th. — To see whether the Town will appropriate 
One Thousand Dollars to purchase of John H. Flint the 
present temporary entrance to Carmel Woods, and a new 
entrance from Walnut Avenue, as recommended by the Park 
Commissioners. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will appropriate Twelve 
Hundred Dollars for general use of the Park Commissioners 
for the ensuing year. 

Article loth. — To see whether the Town will authorize 
the Park Commissioners to sell such wood as may be cut in 
Carmel Woods, and apply the proceeds in extension of work 
therein . 

Article 16th. — To see whether the Town will adopt 
Chapter 190 of the Acts of 1896, relating to Tree Wardens, 
or Chapter 254 of the Acts of 1897, relating to a Forester to 
have charge of the trees in the highways, on petition Village 
Improvement Society. 

Article 17th. — To see if the Town will authorize the issue 
of Five Thousand Dollars of Water Bonds for construction 
purposes, on petition of the Water Commissioners. 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for care of the Public Dump, on petition of Village 
Improvement Society. 



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Article 19th. — To act on the reports of Town Officers. 

Article 20th. — To see if the Town will accept the list of 
names of Jurors prepared by the Selectmen. 

Article 21st. — To fix the pay of the Firemen for ensuing 
year. 

Article 22d. — To determine the method of collecting the 
taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 23d. — To determine the disposition of unexpended 
appropriations. 

Article 24th. — To hear the final report of the Committee 
on the Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Settle- 
ment of the Town, and appropriate a sum of money as 
recommended therein. 

Article 25th. — To authorize the Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the Town in anticipation of Taxes, upon the 
approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 26th. — To determine the amount of money to be 
raised by taxation the ensuing year. 

Article 2 1 th. — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time 
and place of meeting. 

Given under our hands at Andover, this twenty-third 
day of February, in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and ninety-eight. 

ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, \ of 
JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 



Memorial Hall Library. 

TWENTY -SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 



A distinct way-mark in the history of Memorial Hall 
Library is furnished by the acquisition of a printed catalogue 
in book form. In the last annual report of the Trustees, 
mention was made of the very generous gift of Mrs. George 
W. Coburn for this purpose. Thanks to a previous gift 
from Mrs Byers, the Library has, for two years, been in 
possession of a complete, fully classified card-catalogue. 

How greatly the value and usefulness of the Library is 
increased by this catalogue has probably nor been fully 
understood by the majority even of those who made its 
acquaintance. It takes time to become accustomed to the 
use of such a treasure, and it is only continued use that 
brings anything like a full appreciation of it. For a long 
series of years there had been no complete catalogue of our 
Library, even of the simplest kind. Our books were repre- 
sented hy scattered lists of yearly additions, for outside use, 
and by a simple card-catalogue of titles and authors, in con- 
tinuation of the printed supplement of 1880, behind the 
Librarian's desk. 

It would be much to have advanced from tins state of 
things to the possession ot a mere finding catalogue, of titles 
and authors, open to the inspection of all comers, and always 
brought down to date. But the card- catalogue given by Mrs. 
Byers is much more than this. It is distinctly a guiding as 



106 

well as a finding catalogue. It not only tells the person who 
knows what book he wants whether that particular book can 
be found in the Library ; but to one who is interested in any 
particular subject, and desiring to know more about it, the 
classified catalogue points out the book needed. Under a 
great variety of headings all the books relating to special 
subjects are brought together and the inquirer is informed 
just what the Library is able to do for him. 

But the card-catalogue, superior as it is to any other in 
certain respects, is not an ideal catalogue. It is indispensa- 
ble, for it alone can be always perfect, always brought down 
to date. But, on the other hand, it is cumbersome, difficult 
of access, wearisome. There is but one copy of it, and that 
so far away from the reader that a budding desire for further 
information is apt to suffer blight before it is gratified. 

A. printed catalogue, in book form, while it is never per- 
fect, has the advantage of giving us the great mass of desired 
information just when and where we want it. It does not 
contain the new books, but it is in one's own house, and 
easily consulted. Such a catalogue the people of the town 
will have within a short time ; and, owing to the generous 
gift of Mrs. Coburn, a copy can be furnished to every family 
at a merely nominal price. We feel sure that every citizen 
of Andover will feel a little prouder, and value his citizen- 
ship a little higher when he sees the pretty volume that 
represents the treasures of the Library. 

Another new departure of the last year has been the adop- 
tion of an improved system of arrangement and numbering. 
Provision was made for this in the preparation of the card- 
catalogue. Two sets of numbers appeared on every card, 
one corresponding to the books as they were under the old 
system, the other to the arrangement under the new system, 
if it should be adopted. The old method had worked well 
but, after inquiry made in various directions, the Trustees 
were convinced that the more modern system was better ; 
and that, if it were ever to be adopted, it should be before 



107 

the catalogue was printed. At the same time a considerable 
extension of the space devoted to books was made, and also 
an increase of the shelving. 

It will be the aim of the Trustees, as formerly, to keep the 
Library abreast of the times by gathering into it all the 
wholesome current literature that is not, by reason of its 
expensiveness, beyond their reach. More than four hundred 
books have been added since their last report. As regards 
art, and in some measure history, they hope to be better 
equipped than in the past by devoting a part of the Cornell 
fund to the purchase of finely illustrated works, that will not 
go into general circulation, but be kept for reference in the 
Cornell Memorial Room. 

Respectfully submitted : 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
JOSEPH A. SMART, 
GEORGE H. TORR, 
GEO. W. FOSTER, 
C. C. CARPENTER, 

Trustees. 
Andover, Feb. 1, 1898. 



108 



Feb. 1, U 



Apr. 1, " 
May 4, u 
Oct. 1, " 
Jan. 1, 1898. 
"17, " 
"20, « 



JOSEPH A, SMART, TREASURER OF MEMORIAL HALL 
RECEIPTS. 

97. To cash balance irom last year, 

' Note paid up, 

* Interest on same, 

' Town Treasurer, dog tax for 1896, 

' Mrs. George W. Coburn, for new catalogue 

;< Interest on mortgage, 

' Town Treasurer, interest on town notes, 

' Interest on nurtgage, 

Ballard Holt, fines and rents, 

Town Treasurer, dog tax for 1897, 

Interest from Savings Banks, 



$ 983 63 
3103 03 
1182 48 

571 16 
1500 00 

125 00 
1400 00 

125 00 
42 96 

586 09 

374 86 



$9994 21 



Funds 

Permanent Fund, 
John Byers Fund, 
John Cornell Fund, (per.) 
John Cornell Fund, 
Edward Tavlor Fund, 
W. C. T. U. Fund, 
Cash, 



Invested as Follows 



$20000 00 


Town Note, 


$20000 00 


10000 00 


Town Note, 


5000 0C 


, 5000 00 


Mortgage, 


5000 00 


5000 00 


Savings Banks, 


10400 00 


300 00 


Cash, 


3628 71 


100 00 






3628 71 






$44028 71 


$44028 71 



109 



IN A000TOT WITH THE TOWN OP ANDOVER, 

EXPENDITURES. 
Ballard Holt, salary, 
James O. Bradshaw, services, 
Little, Brown & Co., books, 
O. P. Chase, papers, 
Gately and O'Gorman, books, 
Harper Brothers, books, 

C. J. Maynard, book, 
Blanchard & Co., book, 

Boston Book-binding Co., binding, 
F. J. Barnard & Co., binding, 
J. A. Smart, insurance, 
Andover Electric Co , work, 
Andover Electric Co., light, 
Hardy & Cole, work, 
George E. Pike, work, 

D. Donovan & Son, 
Ballard Holt, sundries, 
F. E. Gleason, coal, 

George A. Higgins & Co., supplies, 

Andover Press, supplies, 

F. E. Way, carrier 

Bond and Wiggin, work on new catalogue, 

D. Carney, work, 
H. P. Noyes, work, 
Library Bureau, supplies, 

E. C. Pike, work, 
Jordan, Marsh & Co., flag, 
Geoige Saunders, work, 

Sprinkling street, tax, Town of Andover, 
Tuttle's Express, 
Postage and Stationery, 



Deposited in Savings Banks, 



Cash on hand to balance, 



$779 


00 


70 


00 


411 


73 


146 


58 


8 


00 


83 


23 


1 


50 


1 


50 


98 


71 


90 


30 


221 


25 


24 


07 


119 


82 


250 


69 


30 


00 


40 


66 


35 


47 


150 


00 


6 


85 


89 


50 


22 


00 


500 


00 


12 


00 


12 


42 


6 


08 


3 


46 


10 


50 


2 


31 


8 


50 


7 


35 


2 


75 


$3246 


23 


3119 


27 


6365 


50 


3628 


71 


$9994 


21 



Andover, Mass., Jan. 27, 1898. 
This certifies that we have examined the above account and find the 
same correctly cast and properly vouched. 

E. Kendall Jenkins, 
George H. Torr. 



REPORT OF LIBRARIAN. 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library : 

Gentlemen : — I herewith respectfully submit my twenty- 
fifth annual report as Librarian : 

Number of volumes added by purchase, 418 

Number of volumes presented, 96 

Volumes of periodicals bound, 81 

Total number of volumes in the Library, 14,491 

Number pamphlets presented 144 

Total number of pamphlets in the Library, 7,109 

Number of days the Library was open, 238 

Number of volumes delivered : 

General delivery, 15,593 

Abbott District, . 82 

Bailey District, 417 

North District, 89 

Osgood District, 276 



16,457 

Largest daily issue, 211 

Largest weekly issue, 623 

Average daily issue, 69 

Per-centage of fiction and juvenile circulated, 79 

Notices sent to delinquent borrowers, 800 

New names registered, 163 

Total number of names registered, 6335 

Number of volumes covered anew, 921 

Number of volumes rebound, 218 

Average daily attendance in Reading-room, 51 

Amount of fines collected, $39.44 

Amount received for use of books, 2.52 

Received for book mutilated, 1.00 



Ill 

List of Donors. 





Vols. 


Pamps. Pap's. 


Abbot Courant, 




2 


Abbott, Miss Charlotte S. 


1 




Andover, Town of. 


2 




Bancroft, Rev. C. F. P. 




3 


Brewster, John L. 




1 


Briggs, N. A., Shaker Village, N. H. 




12 


Cambridge Public Library. 




1 


Carpenter, Rev. C. C. 




1 


Carter, Mrs. Sarah N. 


2 




Cole, John N. 




4 


Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md. 




1 


Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass. 




1 


Foster, Mrs. C. H. 




106 


Griswold, Dr. J. E., Portland, Conn. 


1 




Gulliver, J. Francis, 


1 




Heard, Mrs. John, Boston, Mass. 


2 




Indian Rights Association. 




2 


Jenkins, E. K. 




1 


Knox, Hon. W. S., Lawrence, Mass. 


14 




Lincoln, Rev. Varnum. 


1 




Lawrence Public Library, 




4 


McCollum, William. 


1 




McCormick, Cyrus H., Chicago, 111. 


1 




Maiden Public Library. 




1 


Massachusetts, Commonwealth of. 


28 


3 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 




1 


Palmer, Rev. Frederic. 




20 


Salem Public Library. 




1 


Stevens, Hon. Moses T., North Andover, Mass. 


7 


3 


Steward, J. F., Chicago, 111. 


1 




Stokes, Anson P., New York City. 


1 




Travelers' Insurance Co. 




12 


University of Pennsylvania. 




1 


United States. 


14 


80 


Whitney, Charles C, Marshall, Minn. 




52 


Winthrop Public Library. 




1 



78 144 170 



112 
Other Donations. 

Means, Miss E. A. A pane of glass from the Means house, for- 
merly the Old South Parsonage, with the name of Phillips 
on it. 

Woodbridge, Mrs. Anne. Two century plants. 

During the year two numbers each of Harper's Round Table and 
Illustrated American, one each of Birds, Boston Post, Boston 
Transcript, Cosmopolitan, English Illustrated Magazine, Har- 
per's Weekly, McClure's Magazine, Nation and Scientific 
American have been taken from the Reading-room. 

In making the new Catalogue 333 volumes were withdrawn. Many 
of the volumes were imperfect, and some in a dilapidated state 
requiring new copies. 663 pamphlets were exchanged with 
the Boston Book Co., to complete the Atlantic Monthly, 
Forum, Harper's Monthly and Review of Reviews. 

BALLARD HOLT, 

Librarian. 
Andover, Jan. 6, 1898. 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



LIST OF ACCESSIONS 



Bulletin No. 17, 1897 



114 



IIST OF ACCESSIONS, 1897. 

A. 

Abbott, C. C. The freedom of the fields. 

Alger, A. L. In Indian tents 

Amicis, Edmond de. On blue water. 
Aspinwall, Alicia. The echo-maid and other stories. 

B. 

Bangs, J. K. Paste jewels : being seven tales of domesti 
Barnes James. Yankee ships and yankee sailors : tales r 
Barr, Mrs. A. E. The King's highway. 
Barton, W. C. A hero in homespun. : a tale of the 

loyal south. 

Bates, Arlo. Talks on the study of literature. 

Bazin, Rene. The Italians of to-day. 

Becke, Louis. Pacific tales. ..... 

Belger, Mrs. F. C. B. Miss Nina Barrow. . 
Besant, Walter. A fountain sealed : a novel. 
Bickford, L. A., and Powell, R. S. Phyllis in Bohemia 
Bigelow, Poultney. White man's Africa. 
Birds : a monthly serial. Vol.1. 1897. 
Black, Alexander. A capital courtship. 
Blackmore, R. D. Dariel : a romance of Surrey. 
Blanchan, Neltje. Bird neighbors. 
Browne, T. A. My run home. By Rolf Bolderwood 
Bowden, Edward. A history of French literature. 
Burdette, R. J. Chimes from a jester's bells. 



91 7.44. A 131 

A 394.i 

910.4.A 516 

A 481.e 

•var. B 225.p 

1812. B 265.y 

B 271.k 

B 288 h 

807.B 31 t 

920.4. B 34 

B 383.p 

B 412.m 

B 466.fo 

B 472.p 

916. 8.B 48 

O 51.B 53 

B 561.c 

B 566.d 

598.2.B 59 

B 817.my 

840.D 75 

B 895.C 



C. 

Carter, Mrs. S. N. For pity's .-ake : a story for the 
times; being reminiscences of a guest at a 
country inn. 

Catherwood, Mrs. M. H. Days of Jeannf d' Arc. 

Castle, H. A. The army mule, and other war sketches 

Century. Vol. 54. Formerly Scribner's monthly. 

Chambers, R. W. Lorraine : a romance. 

The mystery of choice 

Church, W. C Ulysses S. Grant, and the period of 
national preservation and reconstruction. 

Claretie, Jule?. Brichanteau, actor. 

Clark, Imogen. Will Shakespeare's little lad. 



C 242.f 

C 285.d 

817.46 C 26 

O 51. C 33 

<J 353.1 

C 353.m 

92.G 766 C 
C 540.b 
C 545.W 



115 



Clarke, J. F. Nineteenth century questions 

Contemporary Review. Vol. 43-44. . 

Corbix, John. School-boy life in England : an American 

view. ..... 

Cosmopolitan. Vol. 23. 

Coulevain, Pierre de. American nobility, 

Crawford, F. M. Corleone : a tale of Sicily. 2v. 

A rose of yesterday. 
Crockett, S. R. Lochinvar : a novel. . 
Curtis, G, W, Ars recti vivendi : being essays con 

tributed to the easv chair. . 



920.01.C 55 
052.C 76 

373.4 C 81 

O 51. C 82 

C 832.a 

C 856.co 

C 856. rs 

C 875.1o 

814.C 94 a 



D. 
Dickens, Charles. Old lamps for new ones, and other 

sketches and essays. ...... D 554.od 

Douglas, A. M. The children of Sherbourne house. . D 747.c 

Doyle, A. C. Uncle Bernac: a memory of the empire. D 7 75.U 

E. 

Eliot, C. W. American contributions to civilization, 

and other essays and addresses. . . . 814.E 42 

Emerson, E. W. A correspondence between John Ster- 
ling and Ralph Waldo Emerson: with a 
sketch of Sterling's life 826.S 83 E 

F. 

Farrar, F. VV. Men I have known 920.F 24 

Fields, Mrs. Annie, editor. Life and letters of Harriet 

Beecher Stowe. 92. S 892 F 

Fiske, John. Old Virginia and her neighbors. 2 v. . 9 73.25. F 54 
Fletcher, J. S. In the days of Drake. ... F 633.i 

Fletcher, W. I , and Bowker, R. R., editors. The 

annual literary index, 1896. . . . O 50.P 781 

Ford, P. L. The story of an untold love. . . . F 756 s 

Forum. Vol. 1-6, 23 O 51. F 77 

Fox, John, Jr. The Kentuckians : a novel. ... F 834.k 

Fuller, Hulbert. Vivian of Virginia: being the memoirs 

of our first rebellion, by John Vivian, esq., 

of middle plantation F 955. v 

G. 

Garrett, E. II. Romance and reality of the Puritan 
coast : with many little picturings, authentic 
and fanciful 917.445. G 19 



11(5 

Gibson, W. H. Eye epy : afield with nature among 

flowers and animate things. . . . 590. G 35 e 

My studio neighbors. . . . . . . 590.4 G 35 

Gilder, J. L. Taken by siege : a novel. ... G 382 t 

Godkin, G. S. Stories from Italy. . . . . G 54 5. s 

Goodwin, M. W. Flint, — his friendships and his for- 
tunes G 635.f 

Historic New York: being the first series of the 

half-moon papers 974. 71. G 63 

Greene, Mrs. S. P. M. Stuart and Bamboo : a novel. G 838.S 
Griffin, W. E. The romance of discovery. . . . 973.1.G 87 
Griffiths, Arthur. Wellington, his comrades and con- 
temporaries. 92. W 465 G 

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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



NINTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 



FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 



JANUARY 11, 1898 



Andover, Mass. 
THE ANDOVER PRESS 

1898 



REPORT. 



To the Citizens of Andover : 

Your Board of Water Commissioners herewith submit 
their ninth annual report for the year ending January 11th, 

1898. 

The year closed with a fair increase in water takers, but 
less water has been required than last year owing no doubt 
to the very wet season. 

No very heavy expenditures in any department have been 
called for. Street lines have not been extended to any great 
extent, and the lines have required less repairs than usual. 
No frozen pipe and few leaks is the record, which may in 
part be credited to the better facilities for steady pumping. 
The receipts from water rates were $8011.87, and from pipe 
account, $4317.21 ; the net cost of maintenance was $4336.53. 

The general introduction of meters when more than one 
faucet is used has very materially reduced the income from 
water rates, yet it is the only fair way to properly fix the 
rates to this class of consumers. With a correct understand- 
ing of this system where all pay for just what is used whether 
it be more or less than formerly, it is hard to understand 
why any should be dissatisfied. There may be isolated cases, 
not over two or three in town, where the bills were higher 
than under the old rates, and these no doubt could be traced 
to leaking fixtures or a waste in some other way. 

The financial condition of your system was never better. 
The total outstanding bills due for water rates January 1st, 
1898, were $142.70, and for service pipe and other small 
matters excluding meters, not over $300. 



The money available for construction purposes is very 
nearly exhausted. The Town has authority to issue five 
thousand dollars worth additional bonds, and we would 
recommend that this issue be authorized at the next annual 
meeting for the purpose of extending street lines where they 
may be needed and can comply with all the requirements, 
and for any construction purposes which may be necessary 
from year to year for the benefit of the system. The amount 
required annually will be very small, and the amount 
received from this issue will be sufficient for several years. 

We ask for an appropriation of $4200 for maintenance 
and $675 for the different sinking funds. 



Very respectfully, 

FLINT, ) 

vpTOttwny.TXi 

Commissioners. 



JOHN H. FLINT, ) w . 

J. P. BUTTERFIELD, 



FELIX G. HAYNES, 



SINKING FUND. 



The Sinking Fund Commissioners present the following 

report : 

ISSUE OF 1890. 
To redeem bonds Nos. 151 to 160 inclusive. 

To balance Jan. 12, 1897, $2398 61 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received from interest from Andover Savings Bank, 44 24 
Received from interest from Essex Savings Bank, 33 14 
Received from interest from City Institution for 

Savings, of Lowell, 11 03 



Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $1139 95 
Deposited in Essex Savings Bank, 853 75 

Deposited in Lowell Institution for 

Savings, 643 32 



$2637 02 



$2637 02 



ISSUE OP 1892. 
To redeem bonds Nos. 161 to 170 inclusive. 
To balance Jan. 12, 1897, $1042 29 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received from interest from Broadway Savings 

Bank, 42 10 

Received from interest Lowell Five Cent. Savings 



Bank, 

Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank, 
Invested in Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, 



4 52 



$1238 91 

$1084 39 
154 52 


$1238 91 



6 

ISSUE OP 1893. 
To redeem bonds Nos. 171 to 180 inclusive. 

To balance Jan. 12, 1897, 8711 52 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received from interest from Andover Savings Bank, 24 34 

Received from inierest from Central Savings Bank, 8 90 



8894 76 



Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $665 20 

Deposited in Central Savings Bank, 229 56 



1894 76 



ISSUE OP 1895. 
To redeem bonds Nos. 181 to 195 inclusive. 
To balance Jan. 12, 1897, 8693 08 

Received from Town of Andover, 225 00 

Received from interest from Haverhill Savings Bank, 32 48 



8950 56 
Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Haverhill Savings Bank, $950 56 



JOHN H. FLINT, ) - k p d 

J. P. BUTTERFIELD, \ % mlcln 9 f um 
FELIX G. HAYNES, Commissioners. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



EEOEIPTS. 

Water rates, $8011 87 

Various parties, service pipe and meters, 2929 29 
Smith & Dove Manufacturing Co., laying pipes 

and fixtures, 564 82 

Deane Steam Pump Co., 318 73 

Mrs. G. W. W. Dove, laying pipe and fittings, 191 69 

M. T. Stevens & Sons, laying pipe and fittings, 186 24 

Peter D. Smith, laying pipe and fittings, 62 80 

Hardy & Cole, laying pipe and fittings, 19 20 

S. Peterson, wagon, 10 00 

Turning on and off water, 9 00 

P. J. Hannon, dynamite, 7 20 

E. C. Pike,|pipe and fittings, 6 76 

Repairing meters, 4 25 

J. J. Pearson, estate of, hay at reservoir, 4 00 

E. K. Jenkins, blowing stump, 2 00 

Piece pipe, 85 

Rubber boots, old, 38 

$12329 08 
Paid Town Treasurer, 

Water rates, $8011 87 

Pipe account, 4317 21 

$12329~08 



MAINTENANCE. 

John E. Smith, superintendent, 

George W. Spickler, engineer, 

Bangs & Horton, coal, 

George E. Hussey, clerk and assistant, 

Geo. Guthrie, labor, 

William J. Butterfield, labor 

S. Peterson, labor, 

Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, 

B. & M. R.R., freight, 

E. W. Bigelow, oil, 
Joseph Bordelais, teaming, 
John* S. ^Dearborn, painting, 
Tuttle & Morrison, wagon, 
William Fairley, labor, 
Andrew Hurley, labor, 
Nightingale & Childs, pipe covering, 
Hardy & Cole, lumber, 
H. McLawlin, hardware, 
Anderson & Bowman, horse-shoeing, etc., 
W. A. Wood &.Co., oil, 

Treat Hardware and Supply Co., waste and supplies, 
Clarence Goldsmith, labor, 
A. W. Chesterton~& Co., oil, 
J. Albert Walker & Co., coal, 
John O'Brien, labor, 
Perrin, Seamans &^Co., suction hose, 
William G. Goldsmith, box rent and postage, 

F. G. Haynes & Co., rubber boots and supplies, 
Andover Press, printing and stationery, 
F. Thaxter & Co., field glasses, 
Thos. Leslie, labor, 
W. F. Rutter & Co., pipe fittings, 
Garlock Packing Co., packing, 

Amount carried forward, $4523 86 



11029 


80 


720 00 


498 


98 


385 27 


233 


02 


227 


15 


206 


25 


160 


75 


149 


15 


93 


84 


77 


92 


69 


94 


69 40 


66 


86 


60 


07 


38 


14 


37 


74 


33 17 


32 15 


32 50 


is, 36 


64 


36 


38 


34 


13 


24 


83 


22 42 


22 30 


21 


50 


20 


80 


18 


20 


18 


00 


17 


50 


16 


34 


12 


72 



9 



Amount brought forward, 

John Schofield, labor, 

Smith & Manning, oil, etc., 

Arthur Bliss, box rent and postage, 

Knowlton Packing Co., packing, 

National Meter Co., parts of meters, 

Frank E. Gleason, wood, 

J. E. Remick, weather strips, 

E. C. Pike, pipe and fittings, 

Patrick McMullen, labor, 

Thompson Meter Co., parts of meters, 

Hersej Meter Co., parts of meters, 

George Shute, labor, 

Dennis Commean, labor, 

The Fairbanks Co., Pratt & Cady valve, 

Dennis Riley, labor, 

Frank L. Trefethen, packing, 

George A Mayer, repairs on harness, 

D. J. F. Huddleston, repairs on thermometer, 

M. Margos, labor, 

M. Manook, labor, 

S. Apkarion, labor, 

D. Jacob, labor, 

K. Polian, labor, 

G. Dammurean, labor, 

N. Jarion, labor, 

Neptune Meter Co., parts of meters, 

John B. Shaw, labor, 

Fire and Water, subscription, 

American Express Co., 

Thomas Smith, labor, 

Daniel Donovan, labor, 

Omar P. Chase, 

Charles L. Bailey, horse hire, 

Amount carried forward, 



$4523 86 


10 70 


9 52 


9 50 


9 22 


8 85 


7 25 


5 50 


5 30 


5 25 


5 88 


4 80 


4 50 


4 71 


4 00 


3 87 


3 82 


3 40 


3 25 


3 69 


3 69 


3 69 


3 69 


3 69 


3 69 


3 69 


3 00 


3 00 


3 00 


3 00 


2 40 


1 60 


1 50 


1 50 


14678 01 



10 



Amount brought forward, 

Fred Byron, brass casting, 

B. B. Tuttle, teaming, 

George Saunders, fittings, 

A. B. Shaw, labor, 

Tyer Rubber Co., rubber tubing, 

Walworth M'fg Co., cutter wheel, 

A. Beauregard, wheelwright work, 



OEEDIT, MAINTENANCE. 

Deane Steam Pump Co., examination of pump, 

S. Peterson, wagon, 

Turning on and off water, 

Repairing meters, 

Estate J. J. Pearson, grass on reservoir lot, 

Rubber boots, old, 



SEEYIOE PIPE. 

Neptune Meter Co., meters, 

National Meter Co., meters, 

Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co., pipe, 

Thomson Meter Co., meters, 

Hersey Meter Co, meters, 

George Guthrie, labor, 

John E. Smith, superintendent, 

George E. Hussey. clerk and assistant, 

Summer & Goodwin, stop cocks, 

Andrew Hurley, labor, 

William Fairley, labor, 

Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, 

Hardy & Cole, meter boxes, 

Amount carried forward, 



$4678 01 


1 20 


1 10 


90 


75 


65 


13 


15 


14682 89 


8318 73 


10 00 


9 00 


4 25 


4 00 


88 


$346 36 


$810 00 


619 00 


501 92 


278 90 


277 00 


256 80 


171 25 


170 66 


192 57 


167 92 


150 21 


94 00 


72 14 



$3762 37 



11 



Amount brought forward, 
John O'Brien, labor, 
E. L. Abbott, meters, 
E. C. Pike, pipe and fittings, 
E. M. Dart & Co. stop cocks, 
Thomas Leslie, labor, 
B. & M. R. R. Co., freight, 
H. R. Worthington, meters, 
Wm. J. Butterfield, labor, 
Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 
Harrington Valve Manufacturing Co., valves, 
Standard Meter Co., motor, 
Geo. H. Sampson, dynamite, 
William Oswald, lathes and tools, 
George E. Woodman & Co., stop cocks, 
George Saunders, pipe and fittings, 
Tuttle's Express, expressing, 
Dennis Riley, labor, 
Boston Lead Manufacturing Co., lead, 
American Express Co., expressing, 
E. E. Burnham & Co., belting, 
Smith & Manning, supplies, 
P. G. Haynes & Co., oil and supplies, 
Walworth Manufacturing Co., die 
H. McLawlin, hardware, 



CREDIT, .SERVICE PIPE. 

Various parties, service pipe and meters, 
P. J. Hannon, dynamite, 
E. C. Pike, pipe and fittings, 



$3762 37 
61 93 
50 10 
22 70 
18 20 
15 75 
14 49 
13 80 
13 50 
13 05 
12 00 
12 00 
8 78 
6 30 



00 
65 
15 
13 
57 
20 
94 
99 
15 
60 
49 



$4059 84 


$2929 29 
7 20 
6 76 


$2943 25 



1:2 
PIPE DISTKIBUTION. 



Wm. Fairley, labor, 


$82 52 


Andrew Hurley, labor, 


80 39 


George Guthrie, labor, 


65 84 


Ludlow Valve M'fg Co., 


61 29 


Builders Iron Foundry, castings, 


63 74 


George E. Hussey, 


39 33 


John E. Smith, superintendent, 


36 65 


Boston Lead M'fg Co., lead, 


32 55 


Walworth M'fg Co., lead, 


20 75 


Davis & Farnham, castings, 


16 53 


Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, 


15 00 


John O'Brien, labor, 


12 87 


Smith & Dove M'fg Co., yarn, 


8 90 


City of Lawrence, castings, 


8 75 


B. & M. R.R., freight, 


8 24 


George W. Chandler, teaming, 


7 00 


Wm. J. Butterfield, labor, 


3 00 


John Schofield, labor, 


3 69 


Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 


2 00 


Lawrence Gas Co., coke, 


2 00 


Thomas Leslie, labor, 


58 




1571 62 


CREDIT, PIPE DISTRIBUTION. 




Smith & Dove M'fg Co., laying pipe, 


$564 82 


Mrs. G. W. W. Dove, laying pipe, 


191 69 


M. T. Stevens & Sons, laying pipe, 


186 24 


P. D. Smith, laying pipe, 


62 80 


Hardy & Cole, laying pipe, 


19 20 


E. K. Jenkins, blowing stump, 


2 00 


Piece pipe, 


85 




$1027 60 



mo 70 


7 70 


3 00 


1 50 


1 73 


$74 63 



13 

TELEPHONE. 

W. H. Coleman, telephones, etc., 
John E. Smith, superintendent, 
W. J. Butterfield, labor, 
William H. Higgins, team, 
H. McLawlin, wire, 



BUILDINGS AT PUMPING STATION. 
George Saunders, chimney cap, $10 50 



TOOLS. 

Wm. Oswald, lathe, 

Davis & Furber, crane, 

Perrin, Seamans & Co., differential hoist, 

E. C. Pike, hardware, 

Frank J. Scott, lathe chuck, 

John E. Smith, superintendent, 

H. McLawlin, tools, 

George Guthrie, labor, 

Treat Hardware & Supply Co., tools, 

J. F. Huddleston, thermometer, 

George Saunders, gasolene torch, 

A. Grenier, drill chuck, 

Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 

B. & M. R. R., freight, 
Blois Express, expressing, 



$10 50 


$125 00 


71 


84 


38 


85 


22 


6Q 


16 


10 


15 


00 


10 


97 


13 07 


12 71 


10 


00 


4 


00 


2 


00 


1 


75 




50 




10 


$344 55 





14 



SUMMARY OP APPROVED BILLS. 



Maintenance, 

Service Pipe, 

Pipe Distribution, 

Tools, 

Buildings at Pumping Station. 

Telephone, 



COST OF CONSTRUCTION. 



Office fixtures, 

Reservoir, 

Buildings at Pumping Station, 

Coal shed, 

Pipe distribution, 

Service pipe, 

Construction expenses, 

Suction pipe, 

Pumping plant, 

Grading land, 

Tools, 

Teams, 

Work shop, 

Water and land damage, 

Telephone, 



14682 89 


4059 84 


571 62 


344 55 


10 50 


74 63 


$9744 03 


$ 492 53 


11074 59 


9433 69 


806 97 


124747 36 


11485 20 


6697 77 


1309 46 


26697 37 


1739 12 


1373 84 


474 90 


1259 62 


3696 80 


74 63 


$201363 85 



15 



SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT. 



I herewith submit my report for the year ending January 
11th, 1898 : 

During the year there has been laid 248 feet of ten and 
259 feet of six inch pipe and one ten inch valve, one ten 
inch check valve, and one hydrant have been set, viz. : 

248 feet of ten inch, one ten inch check valve, one ten 
inch valve and one hydrant at Smith & Dove Manufacturing 
Co.'s private fire pipe. 

72 feet of six inch pipe on East Chestnut Street, to George 
Holt's. 

177 feet of six inch pipe on Lincoln Street to Mrs. Ellen 
Kydd's. 

Total length of main pipe in service, about 24 miles. 

Total number of hydrants on public streets, 184. 

There is practically no pipe on hand for extensions. 

SERVICE PIPE. 

During 1897, 36 applications for services were received, 
making the total number of applications to date 816. There 
were 37 pipes laid, making the number in use 787. Some 
trouble has occurred on pipes where the service is low from 
the filling- of the brass connections at the ends of the cement 
lined pipe. This will probably prove a growing trouble and 
become a source of expense. 

The general introduction of meters during the year caused 
a considerable increase in the expenditures for the account, 
which has been partially offset by the consumers in majority 
of cases paying for the meters and setting. 



16 

Schedule of Service Pipe. 





Kind, 


Cement 
Lined. 


Lead 
Lined. 


Tarred. 


Lead. 


Cast- 
Iron. 


Total. 


.2 
2 


Sizes, 

No. of Services, 
Owned by Town, 
Owned by Individ 


h 1, & 
li In. 


&21n. 

36 

759.6 
1083.2 


2&2i 
Inches. 

1 

43.6 

339.5 


J&i 

Inch. 


4 Inch. 

700 


37 

803.2 
1422 7 




Total for 1896, 

1 


1842.8 


383.1 






2225.9 


Previously 
Reported, 


No. of Services, 
Length in feet, 


642 

47582.3 


97 
6800.6 


4 
249 9 


6 
817.0 


3 

738.2 


752 
55910.0 


Total Jan. 
12, 1898, 


No. of Services, 
Length in feet, 


642 

47582.3 


133 

8643.4 


5 
643.0 


6 

817.0 


3 

738.2 


789 
58135.0 



TOOLS. 

There has been purchased a five foot, fourteen inch swing, 
screw cutting engine lathe, which, with the necessary shaft- 
ing, belting, etc., has been placed in the shop and is driven 
by a water moter which was constructed by employees of the 
works. This proves a valuable adjunct as it enables us to 
make quick repairs in case of necessity. There has also 
been placed in position at the pumping station over the 
Deane pump, a swinging crane with a differential hoist 
capable of handling three tons. 



TELEPHONE. 

In connection with the fire alarm system, which was in- 
stalled by the Engineers of the Fire Department, a private 
telephone line has been established with instruments at the 
pumping station office and the Superintendent's house. By 
agreement with the Engineers the wires were put up by 
them and the Water Department bought and installed the 
instruments. This line will prove very valuable in case of 
fire as it places the Pumping Engineer in direct communi- 
cation with the Superintendent at any time, and, if necessary, 
additional pressure can be put on the mains in a very few 
minutes. The telephone is also a very great convenience in 
the ordinary routine work. 



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MAINTENANCE. 



As reported last year the effect of a compulsory meter 
system would be to decrease the receipts from water rates. 
This has proved to be the case as the receipts for 1897 were 
about one thousand dollars less than for 1896. This is prob- 
ably more of a shrinkage than would ordinarily show, as 
owing to the wet season very little water was used for lawn 
sprinkling. 

There were about nine million gallons less water pumped 
in 1897 than in 1896, which at our lowest meter rates would 
give an income of about fourteen hundred dollars. About 
four million gallons were pumped for flushing pipes and 
cleaning the reservoir, so the consumption was practically 
thirteen million gallons less for 1897 than forl&96. 

Early in the year the Deane pump was taken down and 
examined for wear in its various parts and found in excellent 
condition. The cylinders were found in splendid shape and 
no signs of appreciable weakness could be found. Slight 
leaks were discovered between the jackets and cylinders due 
to the use of inferior gaskets, corrugated copper gaskets were 
used in re-erecting and no further difficulty has been ex- 
perienced. The expense of this examination was bourne by 
the Deane Steam Pump Co., as per agreement made at time 
of awarding the contract. 

In June the pipe lines were thoroughly flushed with the 
pumps running continuously and as soon as the flushing was 
completed the reservoir was shut off, drawn down and 
thoroughly cleaned, the town in the meantime being supplied 
by direct pumping. This method of cleaning, while it en- 
tails considerable extra labor, thoroughly clears the pipe lines 
of fish or any foreign matter and prevents any dirt which 
may have accumulated in the reservoir from returning to the 
pipes. 

In July the 12 inch flange pipe across the river at Abbott 
Village was taken apart and relaid. This was done none too 



19 

soon as the pipe was found almost apart at the west abut- 
ment. 

The fence at the reservoir has been repainted and a wire 
screen put at the bottom. 

The buildings at the pumping station need repainting, 
otherwise the works are in most excellent condition. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN E. SMITH. 

Andover, January 31st, 1898.